take\ to\ the\ stump


take\ to\ the\ stump
• take (to) the stump
v. phr.
To travel around to different places making political speeches.

The men running for president took to the stump to attract votes.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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