One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter.
- ‘You're very wrong, however, to waste my time and His with this sort of foofaraw.’
- ‘So what do I actually think about all this foofaraw?’
- ‘Some modern tests do measure the real intelligence that is needed in real life tasks and are not merely intellectual foofaraw.’
- ‘Instead, plans call for much more massive structures and they don't include any foofaraw about income mix or community services.’
- ‘Congratulations on finding precisely the correct slant on the foofaraw about the exotic dancer and her work permit.’
2Showy frills added unnecessarily.
- ‘If you think baroque is all about curlicues and foofaraws, Rome is the place to learn otherwise.’
- ‘It's been not quite a week since the Sydney Olympics came to a clashing close with all the high jinks and foofaraw entailed in a closing ceremony.’
- ‘There was an awful lot of commercial dross and promotional foofaraw for LeBron to leave back there on the ground.’
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