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Nonsense.‘I think that's a right load of old codswallop’
prattle, chatter, twitter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blether, ramblingView synonyms
- ‘That's actually a load of old codswallop - the Belgians brew the best beer in the world.’
- ‘As for his scaremongering about forced repatriation, what a load of codswallop.’
- ‘If I'm right, that claim will be the purest codswallop.’
- ‘This is totally untrue, complete and utter codswallop.’
- ‘Is it a spiritually enriching pursuit or load of old codswallop?’
- ‘This unspeakable piece of codswallop pretty much sums up the worst of New York journalism for me.’
- ‘We could have been giving him a load of old codswallop.’
- ‘Once elected, we will ban lies, spin, sound bites, codswallop, and twaddle from all areas of government and the civil service.’
- ‘But even our ‘modernising’ government now seems to be succumbing to this anachronistic codswallop.’
- ‘How's that for a load of guilty conscience-fuelled, hypocritical codswallop?’
- ‘He believed children should be allowed to read codswallop, the idea being the habit will propel them to more fortified pleasures.’
- ‘It's all pretentious codswallop and any film that uses such dialogue is begging for critical praise.’
- ‘Unfortunately, the book itself is regarded by genuine historians as codswallop.’
- ‘Such anthropomorphic drivel is codswallop, no matter who says it.’
- ‘This movie turns out to be the ghastliest film in the film festival's history: a sentimental dollop of codswallop that stinks up the screen.’
- ‘Well, some would argue that it's codswallop to even consider that animals possess complex minds.’
- ‘Life is difficult enough for them without having to cope with all this codswallop as well.’
- ‘It might be codswallop, but I was in bad need of positive omens.’
- ‘‘EU talk codswallop,’ thundered one tabloid headline, with fishery leaders threatening defiance of any ban.’
- ‘What a load of unadulterated, self serving codswallop!’
1960s: perhaps named after Hiram Codd, who invented a bottle for fizzy drinks (1875); the derivation remains unconfirmed.
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