At boilerplate moments, including “closeup of sad senator,” take a gulp of beer.
Nobody expects movies like this one to celebrate single motherhood as an identity or as a (gulp) lifestyle choice.
I have now worked in journalism for (gulp) almost ten years, longer than I've done anything else.
late 14c., a native coinage or else from Flemish gulpe or Dutch gulpen "to gush, pour forth, guzzle, swallow," in any case possibly of imitative origin (cf. Swedish dialectal glapa "to gulp down"). Related: Gulped; gulping.
1560s, from gulp (v.), or else from Flemish gulpe, Dutch gulp "stream of water, large draught."