parrot-fashion


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parrot-fashion

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informal without regard for meaning; by rote: she learned it parrot-fashion.
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parrot-fashion

adverb (Informal) by rote, automatically, without thinking, mechanically, mindlessly Pupils had to repeat their verb tables parrot-fashion.
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parrot-fashion

[ˈpærətˌfæʃən] ADV [learn] → como un loro

parrot-fashion

[ˈpærətˌfæʃn] adv (learn) → a pappagallo, in modo pappagallesco
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STEVE Emerson, of Fox News, told his American viewers that our city is a no-go area for non-Muslims, a ridiculous claim he repeated parrot-fashion and without thought.
Not bothered if people remember me or not (Lindsey Dunn, Skills to Shine) ANSWERS WEREN'T REELED OFF PARROT-FASHION ONE question that seems to flummox our interviewees more than any other is: "If you had a talking parrot, what's the first thing you'd teach it to say?
I don't see too many tears among those who recite this line, parrot-fashion.
Costa speaks little to no English, but had decided to learn a line of introduction, parrot-fashion.
We know it's joint enterprise law because once you heard it mentioned, it was repeated ad nauseum, until it sort of felt we were expected to repeat it parrot-fashion like school.
Little wonder that the yobs repeat them parrot-fashion.
Across Bute Terrace past St David's School, where you could hear the times table being recited parrot-fashion every day, and then past the Lifeboat and Queen's Head and then into Union Street.
However, it would only take them a month or two in a classroom to get to know the rules parrot-fashion and then they could go and referee a game very well because they have the common sense to do so and they know what constitutes a bad tackle.
BRITISH kids can't speak French because they merely learn sentences parrot-fashion, according to an expensive government report.
The same ad was repeated, parrot-fashion, in the next-but-one column.