The Brazilian defense, touted as impenetrable in pre-tournament hype, proved to be bedraggled, and porous.
Rick Santorum accused the president of “snobbery” after Obama touted the importance of college.
They touted his war record as a non-commissioned officer in Vietnam, where he earned a purple heart.
They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.
And Reilly touted the creative success of The Mindy Project, which struggled at first to first its feet.
When he reached the Nadir of shabbiness, he touted in Piccadilly among the cabs, and picked up a few coppers in that way.
You thought Elisha could win—and you went and touted me on to the other one?
Trying to see what kind of a bloke this touted superman is, Stanton thought.
Get it touted right for 'artistic,' and the tanks'll think they like it, even if they don't.
If you get it touted to the tank towns that you've got a play with the great religious gonzabo, then your show's a big property.
1700, thieves' cant, "to act as a lookout, spy on," from Middle English tuten "to peep, peer," probably from a variant of Old English totian "to stick out, peep, peer," from Proto-Germanic *tut- "project" (cf. Dutch tuit "sprout, snout," Middle Dutch tute "nipple, pap," Middle Low German tute "horn, funnel," Old Norse tota "teat, toe of a shoe"). The sense developed to "look out for jobs, votes, etc., to try to get them" (1731), then "praise highly" (1920). Related: Touted; touting.
[ultimately fr Middle English tuten, ''look around, peer,'' by way of tout, ''be on the lookout'']