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1British A game in which rings are thrown from behind a line in an attempt to encircle one of several prizes.
- ‘The children were so busy enjoying themselves at the pool that the caricature, hoopla, wheel of fortune, and other stalls wore a deserted look.’
- ‘There were lots of stalls and games, including darts, skittles and a hoopla.’
- ‘The crowds were entertained by an array of stalls and games, including the traditional hoopla and lucky dip.’
- ‘Stalls include work stall, country produce, cake stall, white elephant, books, hoopla and teas.’
- ‘The event, on July 3 from 11 am - 4.30 pm, is to be an old-fashioned fair, with coconut shies and hooplas rather than more modern games.’
2North American informal [mass noun] Unnecessary fuss surrounding something:‘I really didn't know what the hoopla was all about’
disturbance, racket, uproar, tumult, ruckus, clamour, brouhaha, furore, hue and cry, palaver, fuss, stir, to-do, storm, maelstrom, meleeView synonyms
- ‘The race, which generated a donation of 1 million cans of soup for charity, was part of the silliness that accompanies Super Bowl hoopla.’
- ‘In light of all this hoopla, one of my readers wrote me asking who might have leaked this memo.’
- ‘The hoopla surrounding a wedding can be pretty distracting for a while, but eventually you will get home from the honeymoon and reality will be waiting for you.’
- ‘I dislike the game but I do have fond memories of all the high school hoopla that attends the sport.’
- ‘Take a look at where we ended up after all that site-search hoopla: right at the very spot where our journey for a more progressive future had begun.’
- ‘All this hoopla surrounding one ugly little creature is a clear case of much ado about the wrong thing.’
- ‘The hype and hoopla generated by the event did not excite everyone.’
- ‘In an industry filled with as much hype and hoopla as the dotcom world in its heyday, Biogen is a company with products, revenues, profits, and prospects.’
- ‘She comes across as an empty-headed, weak woman in all this hoopla over her book.’
- ‘The hype and hoopla surrounding the film did not really wind up with its release, it only increased curiosity about ‘Baba’.’
- ‘I've never enjoyed the end-of-the-year hoopla that surrounds December 31, but I do like welcoming in the new year.’
- ‘Don't anticipate the same media hoopla that surrounded the events of two weeks ago.’
- ‘As usual, I'm more interested in observing the media coverage and surrounding hoopla than the actual sporting event.’
- ‘That's a lot of high-profile hoopla for a record that's essentially a chronicle of economic and emotional poverty.’
- ‘When asked about the recent hoopla surrounding gay marriage, he barely musters enough interest to dismiss the conversation.’
- ‘Ralph Nader announced his latest run for the presidency, amid press hoopla.’
- ‘When I finally saw the film, after over a year of hoopla surrounding it, its director, and the director's father, I found it to be a wholly unremarkable film.’
- ‘And new DVD releases are accompanied with an unending amount of excitement and marketing-driven hoopla.’
- ‘To avoid all this hoopla, why not level with him?’
- ‘There's a lot of hoopla, a lot of excitement at the beginning.’
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