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a lot of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. In my opinion, most of what a politician promises during a campaign is just a lot of bunk.
See also: bunk, lot, of

a load of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. The plumber said it would cost $800 to fix the toilet? What a load of bunk!
See also: bunk, load, of

bunkum

and buncombe (ˈbəŋkəm)
n. nonsense. That’s just plain bunkum! Your Honor, counselor’s airbrained buncombe is an insult to the court. I object!
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Her fabled ``Remembering'' columns are a hash of bunkum and hyperbole.
Eminent British doctors say the whole idea is bunkum, however.
A colourful, fast-paced load of bunkum, the movie is good fun.
When I was called to speak, I said that many in the party were hugely disappointed that the Tories, Liberals and many in the media, continually referred to 'the mess left behind by the previous Government', knowing it was absolute bunkum.
Solskjaer has taken a risk but the idea that he has let down the managerial fraternity by taking the job is absolute bunkum.
Tosh, bunkum and codswallop" - Labour MP Chris Bryant dismisses the argument of some Tories that their failure in the local government elections was the Government's espousal of same-sex marriages and House of Lords reform.
DON'T be fooled by all this bunkum from David Cameron and George Osborne about publishing the tax returns of Cabinet ministers.
FILMED in the faux documentary style, The Last Exorcism follows a fourth generation evangelical preacher as he attempts to expose exorcism as pure bunkum.
But the objective of murder that the police state is completely bunkum," the late leader's son said.
So the Government's claim that the new bands of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) will encourage people to drive greener cars is bunkum.
Kerry Lee, son and assistant to Richard Lee, trainer of Bunkum "He's in great order and the soft ground will suit.
In arriving at such an illogical decision, the councillors voting for this scheme are saying biodiversity is bunkum, and heritage humbug.
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THE five economic conditions required to be met before Britain can even contemplate joining the euro are, to use technical language, so much bunkum, balderdash and baloney.
Here, at last, is an antidote to the awful silliness of the new Merchant-Ivory film, ``Surviving Picasso,'' the hero-worship bunkum of Norman Mailer's ``Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man'' and the crass, gossipy contempt of Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington's ``Picasso, Creator and Destroyer.