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tout de suite

Immediately; at once; as quickly as possibly. Often given the coarse pronunciation "toot sweet" or incorrect spelling "tout suite" in English. I suggest you pay the bill tout de suite, or the bank will start charging you interest. As soon as we heard the police sirens, we got out of there tout de suite.
See also: DE, suite, tout

toot sweet

Immediately; at once; as quickly as possibly. The phrase is based on a coarse or humorous mispronunciation of the French phrase tout de suite, meaning the same. I suggest you pay the bill toot sweet, or the bank will start charging you interest. As soon as we heard the police sirens, we got out of there toot sweet.
See also: sweet, toot

tout (someone or something) as

To describe, proclaim, or promote someone or something as being some ideal or beneficial type of person or thing. Often used in passive constructions. Anyone who touts a natural supplement as being some kind of miracle cure is conning you. The young quarterback is already being touted as the next John Elway.
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tout for (something)

To solicit or attempt to obtain something, as through entreaty or persuasion. The president has been campaigning across the country touting for the healthcare legislation he is trying to get passed. When I was at my lowest, I spent a number of weeks touting for work with a sign on the corner of Main Street.
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tout someone or something around

to promote and boost someone or something publicly. He is touting his favorite candidate around, hoping to get a few votes for her. Roger is touting his book around, trying to boost sales.
See also: around, tout

tout someone or something as something

to present someone or something as a beneficial type of person or something. Joel touted his candidate as the best of all. Ann touted her medicine as a cure-all.
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tout suite

right away; with all haste. (Pronounced "toot sweet." From French toute de suite.) John: Come on, get this finished! Bob: I'm trying. John: Tout suite! Get moving! "I want this mess cleaned up, tout suite!" shouted Sally, hands on her hips and steaming with rage.
See also: suite, tout

tout as

v.
To promote or praise someone or something by comparing them to some ideal: The press is touting the young basketball player as the next Michael Jordan.
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tout for

v.
To seek to obtain something by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application; solicit something: We could hear the street vendors touting for business.
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I appeal to the public and to local businesses in the area to report any instances of touting to the helpline number; we all need to work together.
Recorded calls touting McLean, Ferry and Heidt have also been received by voters, but it is not known who paid for those.
A Greater Manchester police source said: "We will be investigating the ticket touting allegations.
They are turning a blind eye, and even benefitting from touting, he says.
Anyone suspected of ticket touting can be ordered by police to leave the zone for 24 hours.
This is because historically there was never a problem with touting at racecourses, because there were always enough tickets to meet demand.
If you sell a ticket to your best mate at face value that's illegal touting and you're risking arrest.
Thewliss has also written to Culture, Media & Sport Secretary John Whittingdale and Home Secretary Theresa May to ask what investigations have been launched to help crack down on touting.
Patel, of Blackburn, is being quizzed over claims of fraud, money-laundering and touting.
Touting leads to outrages like PS65 tickets for Radiohead being resold by touts on Viagogo for PS3900 or Adele tickets being priced at the frankly ludicrous PS24,000.
The Fulham manager says Chelsea did not act inappropriately over the touting of Middlesbrough youngster Nathan Porritt as every manager does the same.
Hopefully, this is the evidence the Government need to put a stop to touting on eBay.
Deenihan's Prohibition of Ticket Touts Bill 2005 would make touting a criminal offence as there is no legislation in place now to deal specifically with touts.
Meanwhile, politicians yesterday called for a review of the law on touting.
HAROLD WEINSTEIN, an American known as the Godfather of ticket touting after numerous incidents over four decades, has been deported from Sydney Airport back to the United States just hours after arriving.