- To aggressively attract attention for something
2003, Janet Wasko, How Hollywood Works, page 233:
- tubthump to promote or draw attention to, from the ancient show business custom of actors wandering the streets banging on tubs to drum up business.
2004, Martin Rowson, And Another Thing...: The Book of Rants, page 2:
- Yet I was pleasantly surprised to discover that some celebs can tubthump with the best of them. Who'd have thought that Julia Roberts would take a career-damaging swipe at her own government.