booby prize


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booby prize

An award given to the worst performer in a competition. Roy would get the booby prize for today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
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booby prize

a mock prize given to the worst player or performer. Bob should get the booby prize for the worst showing in the race.
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Three of the boxes contained booby prizes, such as an odd sock, a mousetrap or a bag of sweets.
The show's winning gimmick was its mascot and booby prize, Dusty Bin (in the Spanish version it was a pumpkin
Defeat at Croke Park would make him the third man to captain Scotland to Test rugby's most notorious booby prize since the Six Nations began.
Robinson's side can not afford to lose at Croke Park this weekend to stand any chance of escaping the ignominy of landing Test rugby's most infamous booby prize.
I am tempted to send Jacqui Smith and Gordon Brown a booby prize and that would be a copy of Orwell's 1984, a good read for any authoritarian government out of touch with its people.
Beetle driver winners were J Robertson, booby prize C Johnston.
It's only fitting that the utility that brought us power outages -- and then stuck us with the bill -- might deliver yet another booby prize.
Brains - who sponsor our boys - came up with the idea of giving them the booby prize but they had a change of heart, preferring instead to focus on positive thinking for Wales.
Teams for the quiz can be up to a maximum of eight people and there will be prizes for the first three teams - and a booby prize.
She gave contestants the answers, in exchange for most of the winnings, and got a booby prize.
THE Met Office is the unlucky recipient of a booby prize for its baffling use of "gobbledygook" at an awards ceremony today.
The pair were among the award 'winners' in the Plain English Campaign's annual Golden Bull booby prize to mark National Plain English Day.
Let's just hope that we don't get the likes of Peter Hain thrust upon us like some sort of token booby prize.
Robinson's side cannot afford to lose at Croke Park this weekend if they are to stand any chance of escaping the ignominy of landing Test rugby's most infamous booby prize.
Since the tournament expanded to include the Azzurri in 2000, the fixture has had a habit of settling who picks up the most humiliating booby prize in Test rugby.