Definitions

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  • noun UK A metaphorical filler to minimize or obscure defects.

Etymologies

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From the trade name of a brand of spackling paste.

Examples

  • Someone has even compounded a helpful term to use when you call the record companies in a line-up emergency; this uninspiring, guitar-gelled Polyfilla – of which The Fratellis are a fine example – is now known by some as “landfill indie”.

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  • That's… well, actually that probably just about covers the cost of the Polyfilla and weaponised bronzer that she looks as if she rolls around in first thing each morning.

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  • It is simply amazing that despite ten years of Labour government a report can find evidence of people using clove oil and Polyfilla to do homemade fillings in 21st century Britain.

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  • It is simply amazing that despite ten years of Labour government a report can find evidence of people using clove oil and Polyfilla to do homemade fillings in 21st century Britain.

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  • Anyway, I decided to get more Polyfilla after I pulled loads of wall plugs out of the walls, where the people before had put screws in the walls to hold pictures and shelves up (there were lots of them!).

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • We have to do some washing up and washing, finish the Christmas cards and letters (and post them), use Polyfilla on the walls in the kitchen, small bedroom and lounge, then sand it all.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • Anyway, that left holes in the walls, so I wanted to get some Polyfilla and fill them up ready to paint on.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • So I got a basket and picked up some Polyfilla, and then some dust sheets, and then another paint sample for the bathroom, and then a tin of paint for the woodwork in the lounge, and it's probably a good thing I tire quite quickly with exercise at the moment because I may have bought half the store if I'd have stayed much longer!!!

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • She was just as critical when threats to British fighting capacity came from domestic contractors such as Airwork Ltd, which repaired Tornadoes bound for Bosnia with "huge quantities of aircraft Polyfilla known as Thiokol" to cover up their own damage.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • She was just as critical when threats to British fighting capacity came from domestic contractors such as Airwork Ltd, which repaired Tornadoes bound for Bosnia with "huge quantities of aircraft Polyfilla known as Thiokol" to cover up their own damage.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

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