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[mass noun] Meaningless talk; nonsense:‘don't give me that malarkey’
- ‘This decorating malarkey don't half take it out of you.’
- ‘Happy Birthday to me, and all that kind of malarkey!’
- ‘When he drags them in the house, my mom will see two kids covered in mud, and her husband up to the usual malarkey.’
- ‘I have been trying to keep up with the gym malarkey.’
- ‘Hopefully the new system will be worth this small loss, particularly if it brings an end to that irritating 400 character limit malarkey.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, given our growing national devotion to mystical malarkey, Irish people are flocking to this supernatural health centre.’
- ‘I guess the same people who follow your malarkey are the ones who go to church recruiting events for the military.’
- ‘Sure, there's all that inner peace malarkey, but maybe there's something else going on?’
- ‘And I think everybody just assumes that it's, you know, a bunch of malarkey for now.’
- ‘This whole new James Bond malarkey is never going to end, is it?’
- ‘Do halos work of the same colour scale as that aura malarkey?’
- ‘Well this working nights malarkey isn't too bad actually.’
- ‘I really don't think I'm cut out from this expat malarkey.’
- ‘All of us in the band are having to learn about this showbiz malarkey as we go along.’
- ‘Michael Kelly thinks the Democrats have come to believe their own malarkey.’
- ‘The elderly gentleman from Morningside was having trouble getting his kip, what with all that festival malarkey going on.’
- ‘I'm surprising myself by how involved I'm getting in the federal election malarkey.’
- ‘Now amongst other things, I'm a student of natural history and a little bit sceptical about all this Global Warming malarkey.’
- ‘Don't put your eggs into one basket and all that malarkey.’
- ‘There's certainly much more to this ice-sculpting malarkey than you'd think…’
1920s: of unknown origin.
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