codswallop


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cods·wal·lop

 (kŏdz′wŏl′əp)
n. Chiefly British Slang
Nonsense; rubbish.

[Origin unknown.]

codswallop

(ˈkɒdzˌwɒləp)
n
slang Brit nonsense
[C20: of unknown origin]

cods•wal•lop

(ˈkɒdzˌwɒl əp)

n. Brit.
nonsense; rubbish.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codswallop - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Translations

codswallop

[ˈkɒdzwɒləp] N (Brit) → chorradas fpl

codswallop

[ˈkɒdzwɒləp] n (British) (= nonsense) → bobards mplco-ed [ˈkəʊɛd]
adj abbr = co-educational
n abbr (US) (= female student) → étudiante (d'une université mixte)co-educational coeducational [ˌkəʊɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃənəl] adj [school, college, university] → mixte

codswallop

n (Brit inf) → Stuss m (dated inf)

codswallop

[ˈkɒdzˌwɒləp] n (Brit) (fam) → stupidaggini fpl, sciocchezze fpl
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So whose efforts will be a load of old codswallop and who will be facing the wrath of Lord Sugar in the boardroom?
I thought this was complete codswallop, but it appears to have been rooted in truth.
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Forget all the codswallop about when he's not bowling he's got a greater battle to find a place in the batting line-up.
It all proves, once more, how much codswallop is talked by the reprobates and rapscallions of the so-called "opposition".
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However, it's a load of codswallop that cost pounds 2m to compile, so maybe we should all take the time to answer if we get roped in?
This is codswallop and totally out of the blue - there could be legal action over this.