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fo leez

  • n  a revue with elaborate costuming
  • n  the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
  • n  a stupid mistake
  • n  the quality of being rash and foolish
  • n  foolish or senseless behavior

  • It means the Ziegfeld Follies, the follies of people in love, and the follies one commits by not fully knowing who one is or what one wants.
Quotes

  • Kevin Rudd in Daily Telegraph
    He saw through our foibles, he exposed our follies, he exposed our vanities and our inconsistencies - and that was just the Liberal Party,Mr Rudd said. "I suspect my colleagues would quietly confess that once you'd felt the sharp end of...
  • Bernie Farber in News1130
    The idea is that when governments begin to understand the follies of what they did in the past, they will ensure it's not done in the future,said Farber. "It's certainly not too late. We're talking 65 years later - that's a drop in the...
  • Michael Ignatieff in CTV.ca
    This is a government desperate to repair the damage that its own follies have committed,Ignatieff said. "Parliament should not have been shut down. Canadians are prepared to get Parliament back to work. Why is the prime minister not...

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