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[mass noun] Nonsense:‘the emphasis on family is pretentious hooey’
- ‘But that's all hooey, say new-style teachers such as Zeer.’
- ‘And all that hooey about what an honor it is to be nominated does not wash.’
- ‘In practice, this is a load of hooey; one company is buying the other.’
- ‘It was his task to persuade us that the Big Bang was a lot of hooey.’
- ‘Now, in high school I would have thought this was hooey, for a lot of reasons.’
- ‘Collective power and student support seemed like a lot of hooey to me.’
- ‘That's absolute hooey, as has been widely reported in the media.’
- ‘Most readers already know that the official statistics are a pile of hooey, routinely manipulated to demonstrate an economic fantasy that doesn't really exist.’
- ‘My orthopedist just laughs and says that's hooey.’
- ‘Musselman is the son of the late Bill Musselman, who once coached Cleveland and Minnesota and gained a reputation as a man who wouldn't tolerate any hooey.’
- ‘I'm here to tell you that this is a bunch of hooey.’
- ‘She thought that all that stuff she heard about guys and their cars was just a bunch of hooey but now she wondered if there wasn't some validity in those claims.’
- ‘To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, I used to think that literary awards were a bunch of hooey.’
- ‘I'd have to classify both those reasons as, well, hooey.’
- ‘But that just sounds like hooey to most players.’
- ‘That's just so much hooey, but then fiction always sells better than nonfiction, doesn't it?’
- ‘Everything except the first three paragraphs is total hooey.’
- ‘It may be a bunch of hooey, but it sure is fun hooey.’
- ‘Dr. Peter Hurd initially thought the idea was ‘a pile of hooey,’ but he changed his mind when he saw the data.’
- ‘Forget all this hooey surrounding so-called political correctness.’
1920s (originally US): of unknown origin.
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