ho-hum ho-hum

Definition(s):

  • (adj) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Usage(s):

  1. In today's age of high-speed, high-frequency global mergers and takeovers, Li's buyout of Hutch, as the hong was commonly called locally, would be ho-hum.
  2. She directed its spin-off from ATT in 1996, back when Lucent was considered a ho-hum phone-equipment company.
  3. Arriving in toy stores when Barbie was hitting her ho-hum 40s, the Bratz dolls brought multiculturalism and an urban attitude to the blonde-ocracy of the fashion-doll aisle.

News

  1. Minerva's Sunday Horoscope, 06/16/13

    Minerva's Sunday Horoscope, 06/16/13 ARIES (March 20-April 18)Jupiter stands ready to accent the positive on your home front. If you're not buying then at least you'll be refurbishing. Time also to mend fences, start home businesses, even have heart-to-hearts with challenging parents. A ho-hum agenda? Not likely with jolly St. Jupe doing his "master of the house" number.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Song and dance is superb in CLO’s ‘Seven Brides’

    By Carol Waterloo Frazier, McKeesport Daily News If you’re looking for a way to turn a ho-hum day into a “Wonderful Day,” take a journey back in time to the Pacific Northwest ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  3. Rep. Peter King: Journalists Should Be Punished for Publishing Classified Info

    Despite the topic’s seeming importance and the massive amount of media coverage it has been getting, news that the U.S. government is spying on Americans seems to have been met with mostly a ho-hum reaction from the general public. Recent polls indicate that the majority of citizens are reasonably okay with the idea of their phone and internet habits being tracked if it makes all involved safer ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "If foam hits the orbiter and doesn't damage it, I'm going to say ho-hum because I know we're going to release foam. The goal is to make sure that the foam is of a small enough size that I know we're not going to hurt anything," Griffin said in...
    on Jul 4, 2006 By: Michael Griffin Source: NPR

  2. "Ho-hum, another record," joked New Jersey Brian Rolston about his goaltender. "Marty's the best goaltender to ever play the game -- it seems like every year he breaks another record."
    on Dec 7, 2009 By: Brian Rolston Source: USA Today

  3. "John and Marty are prepared and they have a lot to do," Richardson said. "It's not going to be a ho-hum offseason I wouldn't think."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Jerry Richardson Source: SportingNews.com

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