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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.
a bunch of malarkey
Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk; nonsense or falsehoods. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a bunch of malarkey.
A group of people typified by immoral, illegal, or illicit behavior, which is often seen as being corruptive and/or destructive to others. My brother was a straight-A student until he started hanging out with a bad bunch; now he's hooked on drugs and has dropped out of school.
best of the bunch
The most excellent, ideal, desirable, or preferable person or thing within a given group. There were several cars on display that caught my eye, but this one is definitely the best of the bunch. Mary hangs out with many talented and intelligent kids, but to me, she will always be the best of the bunch.
get (one's) panties in a bunch
To become overly upset or emotional over something, especially that which is trivial or unimportant. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Ah, don't get your panties in a bunch, I'll have the car back by tomorrow morning! In my opinion, people are getting their panties in a bunch over this election.
it takes one bad apple to spoil the (whole) bunch
It only takes one person, thing, element, etc., to ruin the entire group, situation, project, etc. Refers to the fact that a rotting apple can cause other apples in close proximity to begin to rot as well. A: "It used to be considered the top research facility in the region, but after one of its researchers was discovered to have plagiarized a number of his papers, the whole department's reputation has been dragged through the mud." B: "Well, it takes just one bad apple to spoil the bunch." I really loved my job, but there was this one jerk there who made life miserable for everyone. It takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch, unfortunately.
one bad apple spoils the (whole) bunch
It only takes one person, thing, element, etc., to ruin the entire group, situation, project, etc. Refers to the fact that a rotting apple can cause other apples in close proximity to begin to rot as well. A: "It used to be considered the top research facility in the region, but after one of its researchers was discovered to have plagiarized a number of his papers, the whole department's reputation has been dragged through the mud." B: "Well, just one bad apple spoils the bunch." I really loved my job, but there was this one jerk there who made life miserable for everyone. One bad apple spoils the whole bunch, unfortunately.
pick of the bunch
The best or most ideal option in a group. Matt is the pick of the bunch, so we need to make sure he ends up on our team. I know you think that puppy is too small, but to me he's just the pick of the bunch!
be the best of a bad bunch
To be slightly better or more desirable than anything or anyone else in a group, even though none of the available options are desirable. To be honest, none of the apartments we can afford looked very nice, but this place seems to be the best of a bad bunch. I don't care for Mary's new college friends. She's still the best of a bad bunch, but she's become a real troublemaker since meeting them.
a bunch of fives
slang A fist. That kid is in the nurse's office with a bloody nose because the bully gave him a bunch of fives in the face.
1. To form or accumulate into a group, cluster, or mass or some kind. A noun can be used between "bunch" and "up" or after "up." It was so cold out that we all bunched up together for warmth. The blanket is still bunched up on that side—can you smooth it out?
2. To crumple something. A noun can be used between "bunch" and "up" or after "up." Don't bunch up your dress in your arms like that!
bunch of fives
Sl. a punch from a closed fist. How would you like a bunch of fives right in the kisser? He ended up with a bunch of fives in the gut.
bunch someone or something up
to pack or cluster things or people together. Bunch them up so you can squeeze them into the sack. Kelly bunched up the roses and put them in a vase.
to pack together or cluster. Spread out. Don't bunch up!
thanks a bunch
Inf. thanks. Thanks a bunch for your help. He said "thanks a bunch" and walked out.
be the best of a bad bunch/lot(British & Australian)
to be slightly less bad than other bad people or things in a group This picture isn't exactly what I would have chosen, but it was the best of a bad lot.
1. To move close together to form a tight group; cluster: The kids bunched up in a corner of the room, whispering to each other.
2. To pack some people or things together tightly: Bunch up the blankets and stuff them into the bag. I didn't like what I had written on the page, so I bunched it up and threw it out.
3. To come together or be more concentrated in one place: The cloth bunches up at the cuff of my shirt.
bunch of fives
n. the fist. How would you like a bunch of fives right in the kisser?
1. n. an act of serial copulation with one female and a group of males. Sam always dreamed about being involved in a bunch-punch.
2. n. an act of group rape of a woman. There was a bunch-punch in this neighborhood last night, and the night before, and the night before that. Where are the police?
thanks a bunch
phr. thanks. Thanks a bunch for your help.
a whole bunchand whole bunches
mod. a whole lot; very much. (Always with a in the singular.) I like to spend evenings at home a whole bunch. Tom likes Mary whole bunches, but she thinks he’s a dork.
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