advocate once put it

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Gabriel Malheiros, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Gabriel Malheiros Senior Member

    Portuguese - Brazil
  2. alvir New Member

    Russian
    state, express

    To put it mildly, I don't understand.
     
  3. Barque Senior Member

    India
    Tamil
    An immigrant rights advocate is someone who supports the cause of immigrant rights.

    From the WR dictionary: advocate n. a person who speaks or writes in support of a cause, person, etc.:a strong advocate of military intervention.

    "Put it" in this context means the way something is worded or described.

    The immigrant rights advocate described changing the constitution to stop maternity tourism as killing a fly with an Uzi (using an unnecessarily elaborate method where a simpler method would have been enough).
     

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