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    tout

    Hi

    The hotel was full of people selling things, but they weren't carpet salesman, they were touting vast projects such as airports and building schemes.


    Ok, I understand that in a hotel there were many peole selling some stuff and they were not selling small things (carpet salesmen) but they were ...... (I'm not sure here). Maybe it means they were advertising the airports which were to be built and some other building projects, I'm not sure.

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    Re: tout

    tout: to solicit, hawk or sell something, sometimes with annoying persistance.


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    Re: tout

    If you were the leader of your country and had billions and trillions to spend you too would be visited by such men touting such such projects.

    "What you really need is a new airport"
    "How about some tanks, every country needs a strong army"
    "Let us build you a new town to solve your housing problem"
    "No, dont listen to him, its bridges you need, lots of new bridges and roads"
    "Bridges are fine, but my company can build you a nuclear power plant"

    etc.

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