cockamamie


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cockamamie

(ˈkɑkəmemi)
mod. ridiculous; inconceivable. That is the most cockamamie thing I ever heard of.
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Perhaps most notable is the Obama Administration's funneling of extraordinary amounts of funds into cockamamie "green energy" programs that promise little prospect of an economically-justifiable return, (61) but also support a vast infrastructure of corporate welfare programs for industry titans such as General Electric and General Motors.
My father was one of the most ingenious men I have ever met; when you looked at him, you could see the wheels turning in his brain, spinning to soup up a crazy and cockamamie business deal that only he could pull off, or some new and creative way to keep the ever present Israeli forces at bay.
They are vulnerable to witch-doctor technicians who announce the need for new trillions in spending or some new cockamamie scheme for regulation.
The three Irish priests were probably drinking scotches or wine with their meal while hatching up the whole cockamamie story, roaring with laughter till their eyes watered.
The same person will challenge every assertion made by the government or the mass media about Roswell or the Kennedy assassination, and then proceed to embrace the most cockamamie theory without even doing a minimum of legwork to test it.
My discussant found it self-evident that allowing politicians greater room to maneuver was a cockamamie idea -- and he assumed the audience would concur.
There were also cockamamie schemes of driving nuclear bombs around on those highways to prevent the commies from keeping track of them.
So what you need is a movie that floats with bemusement above the cockamamie, and actors who tease each other.
In the future, when some Republican president goes off on some cockamamie spending spree that has no foundation in sound governance, [that president] is going to find that his party members in Congress are not going to be so willing to follow him off that cliff.
Here's how Jim Connelly put it to Chisel: "I am not about to let you take her three hundred stinkin' miles away to pursue some cockamamie dream of playing games for a livin'.
Now it sounds like it's gone because of some cockamamie scheme to try to increase sales.
It's one of these cockamamie rules again that I've been railing against, that doesn't necessarily make a whole lot of sense to me.
Such constructions strike me as just more cockamamie theorizing.
BY NOW I'M accustomed to being the only person in any given room with my particular set of cockamamie politics.