hold the floor

hold the floor
hold the floor
1. To dominate a meeting by speaking at great length
2. To speak too much, boringly
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hold the floor
: to be the person who is speaking at a public meeting

The senator held the floor for several hours.

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ˌhold the ˈfloor idiom
to speak during a discussion or debate, especially for a long time so that nobody else is able to say anything

She held the floor for over an hour.

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