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bawl der dash

  • n  trivial nonsense

  • Instead of falling back on the typical "both good teams" balderdash he has and expresses actual preferences.
  • The balderdash that follows is nonsense of the highest quality.
  • But his statement that he and his high command expected 20 times as many was pure Hitler balderdash.

  • David Sullivan in
    Sullivan said: "What was said was utter and complete balderdash. We have not dragged our feet at all. We've done everything they wanted. I think they are looking for excuses because they either won't be able to put their own money in or they can't...
  • Walter Cronkite in Wall Street Journal
    Walter Cronkite, speaking at a 1976 CBS-TV affiliates conference, said, "Any real newsman knows that sort of stuff is balderdash. It's cosmetics, pretty packaging-not substance."
  • EJ Dionne in Slate
    The WP's EJ Dionne Jr. says "it's balderdash to call Obama's policies 'radical.' In fact, in trying to deal with the ailing banks, it seems Obama is really interested in pursuing a moderate course, but this is a case where moderation may be exactly...

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