flapdoodle


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flap·doo·dle

also flap-doo·dle  (flăp′do͞od′l)
n. Slang
Foolish talk; nonsense.

[Origin unknown.]

flapdoodle

(ˈflæpˌduːdəl)
n
slang foolish talk; nonsense
[C19: of unknown origin]

flap•doo•dle

(ˈflæpˌdud l)

n. Informal.
nonsense; bosh.
[1820–30]
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flapdoodle

[ˈflæpˌduːdl] Nchorrada f
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Well, by and by the king he gets up and comes for- ward a little, and works himself up and slobbers out a speech, all full of tears and flapdoodle about its being a sore trial for him and his poor brother to lose the diseased, and to miss seeing diseased alive after the long journey of four thousand mile, but it's a trial that's sweetened and sanctified to us by this dear sym- pathy and these holy tears, and so he thanks them out of his heart and out of his brother's heart, because out of their mouths they can't, words being too weak and cold, and all that kind of rot and slush, till it was just sickening; and then he blubbers out a pious goody- goody Amen, and turns himself loose and goes to cry- ing fit to bust.
IT WOULD be a trifle unfortunate if the advent of the wildly successful (whip flapdoodle notwithstanding) Champions Day rendered the Breeders' Cup as something of an afterthought for European horses, because a lacklustre home team looks there for the taking.
But a bunch of legal flapdoodle about "due process" is not necessary.
The mere act of government-backed purchases will doubtless bid prices up somewhat but, as with all other such socialist flapdoodle, will not be sustainable in the long run.
Other games include: FlapDoodle, a board game for kids 6 and up, and QUAO, The Ultimate Dictatorship Card Game for ages 12 and up.
In defense of the hands-on approach to journalism: Some may be inclined to tsk-tsk it, but for most students, experience remains the best--though not the only--teacher for ferreting out flapdoodle and cons, and for developing Hemingway's "built-in crap detector.
University professors pose as commentators, offering expert flapdoodle.
Breyer's claim that "some form of affirmative action [is] necessary to maintain a well-functioning participatory democracy" is sociological flapdoodle.
The Irishman was on board Double M, who came third in a photo-finish behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.
Callan, riding Double M, finished third behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.
Callan, riding Double M, finished third in a photo-finish behind Playtime Blue and Flapdoodle in the five-furlong betfair.