on the hustings

idiom

: making speeches, meeting people, etc., in order to get people's votes : campaigning for a political office
candidates who are (out) on the hustings

Examples of on the hustings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So the Republicans must be out on the hustings offering chapter and verse about their answer to inflation, right? Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2022 Foreign affairs issues rarely intrude into a Canadian election campaign, but the first few days on the hustings were dominated by biting questions about Canada's response to the United States' abrupt pullout from Afghanistan. Michael Bociurkiw, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 But more must be done, especially out on the hustings. Karl Rove, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 Without Donald Trump on the hustings, the coming weeks of campaigning in America will have less ... Arkansas Online, 3 Oct. 2020

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“On the hustings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20hustings. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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