on the stump


on the stump
on the stump
Engaged in a (political) speech-making tour, campaign
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Main Entry:stump

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on the stump american phrase
a special journey by a politician to meet voters and try to get their support
Thesaurus: elections and relating to the electoral systemhyponym to be a candidate or winner in an electionsynonym
Main entry: stump

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informal engaged in political campaigning

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on the stump
: traveling around and giving speeches during a campaign for election to a political office

candidates who give the same speech over and over when they're on the stump

— see also stump speech
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Main Entry:stump

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