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a lot of baloney

Falsehoods, nonsense, or foolishness. Baloney in this sense might have originated from the word "blarney," which means flattering or nonsensical talk; more usually it refers to bologna sausage, which is blended from different meats, therefore implying content of inferior or dubious quality. Primarily heard in US. Don't give me that excuse, it's just a lot of baloney. Dave acts like he's smooth with the ladies, but it's a lot of a baloney.
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a bunch of baloney

Falsehoods, nonsense, or foolishness. Baloney in this sense might have originated from the word "blarney," which means flattering or nonsensical talk; more usually it refers to bologna sausage, which is blended from different meats, therefore implying content of inferior or dubious quality. Primarily heard in US. You're going to give me $5,000 if I sign the lease today? What a bunch of baloney.
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a load of baloney

Falsehoods, nonsense, or foolishness. Baloney in this sense might have originated from the word "blarney," which means flattering or nonsensical talk; more usually it refers to bologna sausage, which is blended from different meats, therefore implying content of inferior or dubious quality. Primarily heard in US. What a load of baloney. I know he doesn't have that kind of money.
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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney

It does not matter how finely you try to articulate or argue this point, it is still false, nonsense, or foolishness. Jim: "But you see, redistributing the wealth of the country by introducing scaled tax increases will benefit everyone!" Susan: "Jim, no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney: tax hikes will hurt everyone, period."
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baloney

and bologna (bəˈloni)
n. nonsense. (Also as an exclam.) Don’t give me all that baloney!

baloney pony

n. the penis. (Contrived for the sake of the rhyme.) All he could think about was riding the old baloney pony.
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During my time in Toronto I wondered if maybe I had, somehow, been kept in the dark regarding the latest technological advancements and developments in the culinary preparation of baloney in Curve Lake.
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The main baloney in Biden's crime bill was its "100,000 cops" provision.
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No doubt, like the thankfully failed Kirkby scheme, the council will spin the usual yarn of hundreds of jobs which any one with an ounce of intellect will disregard for the baloney it is.
In my view, inflation figures are just a load of baloney.
She might have got away with this baloney if she hadn't been spotted reading these comments from an autocue and a member of her production team hadn't rung the local newspaper to check on useful cultural references.
The reason: college and a desire to see if there was more to life then country music, mosquitoes, and baloney.
The idea some people have that it's the taking part that matters and that it's OK to come second or third or even last - that's baloney.
Baloney is flattery so thick that it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we like it - F J Sheen
GOOD job Joe Calzaghe has not bothered with the usual boxing baloney in the lead-up to his clash with Charles Brewer in Cardiff next month.
The film exposes "all their hypocritical baloney about how they want to enter into a dialogue and come to a deeper understanding," Walton says of ELCA leaders.
Anywhere else magistrates will have the intelligence to recognise that the Collymore defence was a load of baloney and will impose a penalty to match the severity of the offence.
companies continue to gobble up the world market, we export more baloney.
There were barbells in the den, baloney in the refrigerator, and a curved sectional sofa hugging a massive TV set in the front room.