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Used to express disdain or disbelief:‘so phooey to sophistication’
- ‘Don't ask me why I called him/her/it ‘Nemesis,’ I just think it's a cool-sounding name, so if you don't like it, phooey.’
- ‘Right now there are probably a few people saying ‘but people will steal our programmes - there must be copy protection’, to which I say phooey!’
- ‘I say phooey since tools don't make the Witch; a crafty Witch makes her own tools.’
- ‘Say phooey to all your gloating girlfriends who spend V-day with any old bloke just because they are too insecure to make it on their own.’
- ‘One final note: to those of you who piece together that Dar and Tal are brothers, and that would make Dar and Kiri cousins, I say phooey.’
- ‘An amusing quote: ‘… many Koreans are answering [with] a defiant phooey.’’
- ‘Well phooey - that's still an outrageous price.’
- ‘Say phooey to the introduction of the euro to Europe from January 1 at your peril - particularly if you have a tourism-related business in York or North Yorkshire.’
- ‘Home sweet home, phooey: Indiana looks like a lock for the top seed in the East.’
- ‘There has been much hand-wringing over the proliferation of home runs in the last few years, but here at TSN, we say phooey!’
- ‘But BA's passengers said phooey to both sides, since they are the ones who wound up having to spend a weekend in Terminal 1.’
- ‘Now you might say phooey - punctuality is one thing, who cares about the other factors.’
- ‘So forgive me if I say phooey to the fashionable PR twaddle which claims that casinos can regenerate our urban landscape.’
- ‘And, phooey to the woman on the bus who quipped, I had a dress just like that in tenth grade!’
- ‘Some object to this new suit of clothes for the Rotunda, but I say phooey.’
[mass noun] Nonsense:‘they dismiss it all as movie phooey’
- ‘That's phooey to most ordinary investors, who want to see their wealth expand in absolute terms and not simply get poorer slower than their neighbors.’
- ‘It's all phooey, of course, another case of grown-ups lying to kids for sentimental reasons.’
- ‘Added Browne: ‘They are just talking a lot of phooey.’’
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