ho hum


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ho hum

interj.
Used to express boredom, weariness, or contempt.
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Translations

ho hum

[ˈhəʊˈhʌm] EXCL (hum) → pues, vaya
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ho hum

interj (hum)na und?
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Ho hum, Ten Phun, get back to us when you have something to write about.
Ho hum Anna Morelle-Grey Just cos its sunny it doesn't mean its been warm cos it hasn't.
MISSING all magic or sparkle, this uninspired festive fare will leave you feeling more ho hum than ho ho ho.
Picture sent in by Dean Merry Word on the web The stunning plans for the transformation of Wales' capital city HO HUM. Yet another boring development plan on space which already serves a valuable purpose, or would if the council ever fulfilled the promise it made all those years ago.
"Small-business confidence saw an uptick this last month, but it was a ho hum, yawn, at-least-it-didn't-go-down reading," says NFIB chief economist Bill Dunkelberg.
By SAMUEL HAMILTON AMERICAN police have arrested an Irish immigrant suspected of being the Ho Hum Bandit.
Rheola Festival @ Resolven, Neath (Saturday) "Ho hum," you might think, "another week, another festival."