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hold the floor

to speak to a group of people, often for a long time, without allowing anyone else to speak
Translations of “hold the floor”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對一群人)滔滔不絕地講話…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对一群人)滔滔不绝地讲话…
(Definition of hold the floor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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