Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ballyhoo.
  • adj. Sensationalised; presented with grand claims.

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Examples

  • When some of these players sign with teams, I want to be able to look back on July 1, 2010 -- the beginning of the most ballyhooed free agency period in professional sports (... yes, I used the word ballyhooed in a sentence) -- and say simply that I called it.

    Adio Royster: Where Were You The Day The NBA Landscape Changed?

  • -- the beginning of the most ballyhooed free agency period in professional sports (... yes, I used the word ballyhooed in a sentence) -- and say simply that I called it.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Guedes calls the ballyhooed Niteroi museum "an expensive lookout tower," and Brasilia's photogenic ministerial esplanade "columns of block buildings marching in a military parade."

    Skyline Sculptor

  • Hoping to damp down any potential negative commentary that the catagory 3 Gustav could bring to McCain/Palin's trek to the White House, the GOP hierarchy wisely scaled back opening day activities of the much 'ballyhooed' convention.

    "New" Hurricanes Affect Presidential Politics: Gustav and Jeremiah Wright

  • This memo was ballyhooed by right-wing blogs as proof of Democrat hypocrisy only briefly before it was declared a hoax -- though salivating Republican Congressman Scott Garrett (NJ) couldn't stop himself in time to avoid being revealed as a lying ass in public by Anthony Weiner (N-NY):

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Over five years, $443 billion would be saved in that category, compared to $154 billion in savings from the administration's much ballyhooed freeze on nondefense discretionary spending and $188 billion in revenue from tax increases and tweeks to mandatory programs.

    The Fact Checker on the 2012 federal budget

  • The most ballyhooed aspect of AoT: 40 is its emphasis on teamplay toward victory.

    ARMY OF TWO: The 40th Day PS3 Review – Collider.com

  • I'd been wondering what kind of impact the much-ballyhooed, first-time mixed seating – senators and House members breaking the tradition of sitting on separate sides of the chamber by party, and mingling for the first time – would have on the theatre of this event.

    The state of the union: Obama's appeasement strategy | Michael Tomasky

  • Had he been playing in Montreal, Detroit, or another city where his profile as a ballyhooed rookie would have been higher, the pressure on him to produce might have been stifling.

    Stamkos's Shot a Real Show Stopper

  • Military commanders, reminded of last spring's ballyhooed but ephemeral "victory" in Marja, say, yeah, but this is different.

    Nick Mills: End Game?

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