puh-leeze


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puh-leeze

(ˌpəˈliːz)
interj
a humorous spelling of the emphatic pronunciation of please, suggesting the speaker's exasperation
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Puh-leeze. If confirmed, Kavanaugh, 53, could shape the law for decades to come.
Puh-leeze! What's not to love about Taylor Swift, now having agreed to be New York's "ambassador'' and donating all profits from her number one hit single to New York City schools?
(Puh-leeze, don't get me STARTed!) But thanks to our many friends in military and business circles, President Clinton was forced to compromise.
Puh-leeze! If a Third World country had seen such a huge drop in stock prices and printed so much new money to bail themselves out would we be predicting deflation?
Steve, puh-leeze! (Steve Outing's "Stop the Presses," E&P Online, Sept.
Puh-leeze! Keep your doors locked, have the baseball bat ready and dial 9-1-1.
America also provide us with "Puh-leeze", which is used to express astonishment and "gump", from the film Forrest Gump, meaning to muddle through.
Granted, the high dudgeon gets a bit tiresome, such as Washington Post-turned-New York Times correspondent Sharon Waxman comparing the Golden Globes to Halliburton (puh-leeze), proceeding to gripe regarding the group's dubious credibility, "People know, and they don't care."
"A hostile environment?" Puh-leeze. A hostile environment is what you encounter in Antarctica, in the streets of Tikrit, or in university classrooms if you are imprudent enough to espouse conservative opinions.