on the hustings

Definition of on the hustings

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a local court formerly held in various English municipalities and still held infrequently in London

    :  a local court in some cities in Virginia

    :  a raised platform used until 1872 for the nomination of candidates for the British Parliament and for election speeches

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