abracadabra abracadabra  /ˌæb rə kə ˈdæb rə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) gibberish and nonsense

Usage(s):

  1. They are agents of the devil, users of abracadabra, alarming in their slightest gesture.
  2. Physicians who arrived to pronounce the inevitable, grisly abracadabra, said that he had died in his sleep of an apoplectic seizure.
  3. No amount of political abracadabra could obscure the simple truth: that if costs and prices are permitted to zoom, inflation will result.

News

  • Is Solar Cheaper than Grid Electricity? Yes and No

    The word "parity" is to the solar advocate as the word "abracadabra" is to the magician. Through it, all things are possible. But there's really two kinds of solar parity with electricity prices, and the difference is significant. Take this article from Renewable Energy World last month. It claims that solar installations in New Mexico are at gr
    on July 15, 2013     Source: Renewable Energy World

Quotes

  1. "It is imperative to make a change," Kashtan said to haaretz.com. "We must build the national team by thorough planning. There is no abracadabra in soccer. France reached the Mondial (World Cup) finals and the Euro Championship only after...
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Dror Kashtan Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. Saying that Russia and China had come a long way in agreeing to a tough resolution, Mr Bolton told reporters that a "resolution can be legally binding without using ...... the magic words Abracadabra."
    on Jul 14, 2006 By: John Bolton Source: ABC Online

  3. "Unfortunately 'abracadabra' won't solve our energy problems, which is why the 25x'25 initiative is so important," said Sen. Grassley. "This initiative sets a goal that we all can work toward with sensible policies and incentives."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Charles Grassley Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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