at the hustings


at the hustings
on/​at the hustings phrase
making speeches before an election to try to persuade people to vote for you
Thesaurus: elections and relating to the electoral systemhyponym to be a candidate or winner in an electionsynonym
Main entry: hustings

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  • the hustings — the political speeches, meetings, etc., that happen before an election news reports from the hustings • • • Main Entry: ↑hustings …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the hustings — on/​at the hustings phrase making speeches before an election to try to persuade people to vote for you Thesaurus: elections and relating to the electoral systemhyponym to be a candidate or winner in an electionsynonym Main entry: hustings * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hustings — ► NOUN (treated as pl. or sing. ) 1) a meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters. 2) (the hustings) political campaigning; electioneering. ORIGIN Old Norse, household assembly held by a leader , from hús house + thing… …   English terms dictionary

  • The Islands — was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It first appeared on the hustings in the 1890 provincial election and lasted until it was integrated into the new riding Nanaimo and The Islands as of the 1941… …   Wikipedia

  • hustings — hus|tings [ˈhʌstıŋz] n [: Old English; Origin: husting council meeting , from Old Norse, from hus house + thing council, assembly ] the hustings the process of trying to persuade people to vote for you by making speeches etc at/on the hustings ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hustings — noun the hustings BrE the process of trying to persuade people to vote for you by making speeches etc: be at/on the hustings: All the candidates are out on the hustings …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hustings — [[t]hʌ̱stɪŋz[/t]] N PLURAL: usu the N The political campaigns and speeches before an election are sometimes referred to as the hustings. [mainly BRIT] With only days to go before elections in Pakistan, candidates are battling it out at the… …   English dictionary

  • hustings — noun /ˈhʌstɪŋz/ a) a platform where candidates in an election give speeches I now mounted the hustings, and, without any regard to decency or modesty, made as emphatical a speech in favour of the king as before I had done against him. b) an… …   Wiktionary

  • hustings — n. route of an election campaign to go out on the hustings * * * [ hʌstɪŋz] [ route of an election campaign ] to go out on the hustings …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hustings — noun (plural same) [treated as plural or sing.] a meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters. ↘(the hustings) the campaigning associated with an election. Origin OE husting assembly, council , from ON hústhing household… …   English new terms dictionary