on the stump

idiom

: traveling around and giving speeches during a campaign for election to a political office
candidates who give the same speech over and over when they're on the stump

Examples of on the stump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump is seventy-seven and often rambling and shouty on the stump. Clare Malone, The New Yorker, 25 Jan. 2024 For much of the campaign season, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy avoided criticizing Trump directly while on the stump, excluding questions from voters during their events. Samantha-Jo Roth, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 But on Wednesday night, in a sudden change, Trump backed off the message he's spent nearly a year touting on the stump. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 11 Jan. 2024 Though the president has never been a model of clarity on the stump, his message here seems admirably straightforward. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 Trump has also made factual mistakes while on the stump during his off-script tangents. Lalee Ibssa, ABC News, 31 Oct. 2023 Even as Romney was remaking himself on the stump, his faith remained an abiding presence. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 However, on the stump, DeSantis has been more vocal — although still cautious — about Trump’s flaws. Leah Askarinam, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 Until late spring, most candidates were staying on Trump’s good side, withholding criticism of him on social media and on the stump. Leah Askarinam, ABC News, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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“On the stump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20stump. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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