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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Here, they learn the scriptures parrot-fashion, with little or no emphasis on the tolerance and compassion that is at the heart of all great religions.
She says the students, several of whom had degrees in information technology, struggled to adapt to self-taught techniques following a lifetime of parrot-fashion schooling: they continually looked to the teacher when stuck.
"We are searching for your father" is the only parrot-fashion response we get from the ministry officials.
In fact the damage they have inflicted on Bahrain is huge, yet many out-of-touch officials in Washington have swallowed Al Wefaq's poison and been issuing statements parrot-fashion.
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?" After being met with widespread puzzlement, we have decided to drop the question from Monday Interviews in 2015.
Each year we hear "They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old." I don't see too many tears among those who recite this line, parrot-fashion. Am I the only vet whose mind turns to my buddy Ken (killed in action); young Jimmy (caught in shellfire while tuning his radio); and unknown rifleman whose remains (from the waist down) I carried from a Korean mountain?
Costa speaks little to no English, but had decided to learn a line of introduction, parrot-fashion.
Instead of internal communications systems, for example, the Leviathan has lizards which can repeat messages parrot-fashion, and the American reporter Eddie Malone possesses a 'recording frog'.
Little wonder that the yobs repeat them parrot-fashion. They've heard them on all the telly.
And it will help stop us hearing folk (who have learned it parrot-fashion) singing the first line as My hen laid a haddock.
"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.