chest-beating

noun
chest-beat·ing | \ ˈches(t)-ˌbē-tiŋ \
variants: or chest beating

Definition of chest-beating 

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

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Other words from chest-beating

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

First Known Use of chest-beating

1937, in the meaning defined above

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