chest–beating

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noun chest–beat·ing \ˈches(t)-ˌbē-tiŋ\
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chest beating

Definition of chest–beating

  1. :  chest-thumping His nationalist chest-beating also stirred up United States hostility toward his administration. — Alan Riding, New York Times Magazine, 16 Sept. 1979

chest–beating

adjective To the city of Seattle, it's a moment of chest-beating civic pride. — Steve Kandell, Spin, September 2008

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First Known Use of chest–beating

1937


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