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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.
See also: baloney, bunch, of

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.
See also: baloney, load, of

baloney

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

bologna

verb
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Even an opponent to the PCI hegemony, the Christian Democrat Giuseppe Dossetti, claimed the importance of city plans, because they were the "only law"--he stated--that municipalities were allowed to issue: Democrazia Cristiana, Libro bianco su Bologna (Bologna: Poligrafici "II Resto del Carlino," 1956), 29.
Costruttori di architetture: Bologna 1960-1980 (Rome: Officina, 1985), an interesting attempt at writing an oral history of Bologna's experience in the field of public housing; Patrizia Gabellini, Bologna e Milano: Temi e attori dell urbanistica (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 1988): Giuseppe Campos Venuti.
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Bologna: decentramento, quartieri, citta, 1945-1974 (Bologna: Istituto per la Storia di Bologna, 1987).
In municipal architect Giancarlo Mattioli's later account, the planner Giuseppe Campos Venuti, deputy mayor for urban planning from 1960 to 1966, "started in Bologna a series of sector studies on directional centres, social housing, historical centres, green spaces, schools.
Comune di Bologna, Universita di Firenze-Istituto di Urbanistica, Universita di Firenze-Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, Relazione dell'indagine settoriale sul centro storico di Bologna, fourth version (21 May 1965), Premessa, 5-8.
Dimensionamento e localizzazione di un centro direzionale nella citta di Bologna (Bari: De Donato, 1965).
Giovanni Ricci, Bologna (Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1980), 140-55.
Archivio Storico del Comune di Bologna, "Approvazione della variante al vigente PRG relativa al centro storico con l'esclusione della parte riguardante l'area di proprieta dell'amministrazione dei Monopoli di Stato," PRG, m.
Giancarlo Mattioli and Franco Morelli) to work for the city of Bologna Cervellati was repeatedly assessore (deputy mayor) for matters related to housing policies and planning.
3 (2000): 198-203; see also Angela Tromellini, "Immagini e parole: Problemi di catalogazione del fondo Paolo Monti, conservato nell'archivio fotografico della Cineteca del Comune di Bologna," Quaderni di Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande 6 (1999).
Paolo Monti, "La scoperta della citta vuota," in Bologna centro storico, 53-55; Andrea Emiliani and Paolo Monti, "II centro storico di Bologna: Un censimento fotografico," Arte Illustrata 25-6 (Jan.
Perhaps with involuntary irony, some of the photographs of the exhibition's installation showed visitors contemplating images of porticoes displayed on panels installed under other porticoes: see, for instance, Archivio Fotografico Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Fondo Paolo Monti, 18-1147/1, 18-1147/12, 18-1147/24, 18-1148/3, 18-1148/16, 18-1148/32.