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  • n. Plural form of ballyhoo.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ballyhoo.


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  • So, the usual LJ kerfluffles (and ballyhoos) are frustrating for me, because people are expected to write with a voice of ethnic/racial/gender authority.

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  • Either way it's a story that deserves attention, especially since the speaker constantly ballyhoos her experience, presidential readiness ( "on Day 1," etc.) and the like.

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  • NBC Universal Universal Studios 'Super Bowl ad, above, ballyhoos a promotion.

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  • Vinnie Rattolle ballyhoos TCM's Friday night lineup.

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  • An expression in our faces as we drift by the fastidious ballyhoos of the shop windows.

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  • But for all the nine-jointed impressiveness of its title this park was a live, brisk little park full of sideshow tents sheltering mildly amusing, faked-up attractions, with painted banners flapping in the air and barkers spieling before the entrances and all the ballyhoos going at full blast -- altogether a creditable imitation of a street fair as witnessed in any American town that has a good live Elks 'Lodge in it.

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  • "From humble Nova Scotia origins," the guidebook ballyhoos, "Anne Murray has amassed more musical awards and accolades than almost any female singer in history."

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  • Isn't it odd that America's own version of the Christian Taliban, which seems to have infected almost the entire Republican party, also ballyhoos how much they love being in a country of "freedom", when they are doing all they can to take it away? Main RSS Feed

  • The industry ballyhoos that it has been spending up to $5 billion annually on capital expenditures, but two-thirds of that spending is on maintenance and only one-third on new process equipment and machinery.

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  • Shankar's ballyhoos for his previous films have just proved its dichotomy.

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