What does it mean to sound off?
phrasal verb. If someone sounds off, they express their opinions strongly and rather rudely without being asked. [informal, disapproval] Some people sound off about something without really deciding what they think about it. [
What is pontificate?
1 : to speak or express opinions in a pompous or dogmatic way. 2 a : to officiate as a pontiff. b : to celebrate pontifical mass. Examples: Stan loves to hear himself talk and will often pontificate on even the most trivial issues.
What is the meaning of invective?
invective • \in-VEK-tiv\ • noun. 1 : an abusive expression or speech 2 : insulting or abusive language : vituperation.
What does it mean to hold forth?
intransitive to talk for a long time about something that is important to you, often in a way that other people think is boring. Dave was holding forth on the subject of politics.
What does holding your ground mean?
or to hold your ground. phrase. If you stand your ground or hold your ground, you do not run away from a situation, but face it bravely. She had to force herself to stand her ground when she heard someone approaching.
What does expatiate mean?
intransitive verb. 1 : to move about freely or at will : wander. 2 : to speak or write at length or in detail expatiating upon the value of the fabric— Thomas Hardy.
What hold on means?
intransitive verb. 1a : to maintain a condition or position : persist. b : to maintain a grasp on something : hang on. 2 : to await something (such as a telephone connection) desired or requested broadly : wait.
Is saying hold on rude?
If you called them, and moments later put them on hold, yes, that’s rude. It’s rude if you don’t say that. If you just started screaming at the kids, or whatever was going on, and then asked the person to hold, that would be rude. If you called them, and moments later put them on hold, yes, that’s rude.
Which will be held or that will be held?
Try looking up hold in the dictionary (sense 8). “Will be held” is simply the future passive (we will hold the meeting -> the meeting will be held by us). When we think of the word held, we tend to think about literal/actual arms or hands holding something.