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Used to express grumpy dislike of something generally regarded as enjoyable, in particular Christmas:‘Christmas is looming. Bah humbug!’‘Bah humbug to him. In some places Christmas is still a magical time of year’
- ‘We really like the Christmas cards, with simple playful messages that will raise a smile on even the most "bah, humbug" of faces.’
- ‘With most people trying to tighten their belts, the cost of everything can leave you feeling a bit bah, humbug before you've even seen your first baubles.’
- ‘I say bah humbug to you people who condemn them building it.’
- ‘It was almost a "bah, humbug" moment when a group of Christmas carolers were turned away by police at the station this week.’
- ‘Tacky winter wonderlands, lame Father Christmases and try-hard TV ads; bah, humbug, indeed.’
- ‘In a world where taking someone out to a movie can get expensive, the whole idea makes a skinflint want to say, "Bah, humbug!"’
- ‘I hate to come across as bah, humbug, but I don't find her funny, either.’
- ‘If they stop giving aid to countries that neither need it nor want it, you and I won't have to fork out our hard earned cash bah, humbug!’
- ‘Sentimentalists will moan that the TV has replaced the traditional fireplace as the focus of family attention over the holidays, but we say bah, humbug to that.’
- ‘Whether it's crafty gift ideas or online bargains, there are plenty of ways to cut back on costs without feeling all bah, humbug.’
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