from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Utter foolishness; nonsense.
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- n. nonsense, rot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pretentious or silly talk or writing
"Mesquite" had "caught fire" and was up more than 2,000% since 1980, but "tommyrot" had long been worthless.
Blair treated them to a speech that we in the UK would have seen through in a moment five years ago but which, being novel, still plays well elsewhere, notwithstanding that it is the usual meaningless Blair tommyrot:
That was, like most of his bluster, a lot of tommyrot, the former Prime Minister being as sinuous as snake in the savannah.
Dire warnings that "Obama's dropping in the polls" or "Obama's poll numbers are tanking" or even "Obama has lost the public" and other such tommyrot has been a common theme for a few weeks now.
As any sensible person could tell you this is awful tommyrot.
“Persecuted for no good reason”: what a lot of tommyrot that is.
Such a proposition is, with respect, a lot of tommyrot.
Corrupt as politics is, the intellectual corruption of the church and its interference with the voting public is an unfortunate blot on the record of Christians who would distance themselves from such "tommyrot!"
The words coming from beneath the tower are tommyrot.
The idea that a faith and justice caucus has to be an accomodation with fundamentalism, as he claims, is just tommyrot.
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