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breast–beating

noun breast–beat·ing \ˈbres(t)-ˌbē-tiŋ\

Definition of BREAST-BEATING

:  noisy demonstrative protestation (as of grief, anger, or self-recrimination)

First Known Use of BREAST-BEATING

1938

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