chest-thumping

noun
chest-thump·​ing | \ ˈches(t)-ˌthəm-piŋ How to pronounce chest-thumping (audio) \

Definition of chest-thumping

: conduct or expression marked by pompous or arrogant self-assertion political chest-thumping

First Known Use of chest-thumping

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Chest-thumping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chest-thumping. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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