Testifying under oath in the Upper House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense on Thursday, Moriya had tears in his eyes as he defended the ministry and its officials, insisting that he alone was to blame for repeatedly accepting paid golf outings and other forms of entertainment lavished on him by the defense contractor.
when a group of people go on a short journey, usually for pleasure or education:
Rosie's going on a class/school outing to the Museum of Modern Art. ━━ n. 遠足, 遊山(ゆさん);
See also outing at out (MADE PUBLIC).
out (MADE PUBLIC) Show phonetics
adjective [after verb], adverb INFORMAL
1 (of information) no longer kept secret:
You can't hide your gambling any longer - the secret's out.
2 (of a homosexual) not keeping their sexual preferences a secret:
She's been out for three years.
Don't let his sister know he's gay, because he hasn't come out to his family yet.
verb [T often passive]
If a famous person is outed, their homosexuality (= sexual attraction to people of their own sex) is made public when they want to keep it secret:
Hardly a week went by without someone famous being outed.
noun [C or U]
There have been several outings of well-known film stars recently.
tout (MAKE KNOWN)
1 [T] to advertise, make known or praise something or someone repeatedly, especially as a way of encouraging their sale, popularity or development:
As an education minister, she has been touting these ideas for some time.
He is being widely touted as the next leader of the Social Democratic party.
Several insurance companies are now touting their services/wares on local radio.
The Circulation report is the latest in a string of studies touting the benefits of chocolate. The flavonoids in chocolate, which include the antioxidants called flavanols, are similar to those found in tea, red wine and some fruits and vegetables, foods also known for their heart-healthy effects.
2 [I] to repeatedly try to persuade people to buy your goods or services:
There were hundreds of taxis at the airport, all touting for business/custom.