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hold forth

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to talk about a particular subject for a long time, often in a way that other people find boring: She held forth all afternoon about/on government incompetence.
Translations of “hold forth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滔滔不絕地說, 發表長篇大論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滔滔不绝地说, 发表长篇大论…
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