cockamamie


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cockamamie

(ˈkɑkəmemi)
mod. ridiculous; inconceivable. That is the most cockamamie thing I ever heard of.
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I don't know what I felt, it was a really cockamamie film," Lucas said.
For the goys in attendance, the program contains a helpful glossary called "Yiddish 101," containing definitions for terms like farbissina punim, shpilkes, and facacta (and strangely, cockamamie, which derives from French).
All we have to do is: 1) be white, 2) carry guns and 3) state any cockamamie rationale we can think of for our "stand.
That is, a clutch of under informed hopefuls scrambling to become the first mayor of some cockamamie additional tier of government.
He deployed his men around Gibson's car, armed with shotguns and an AR-15 rifle, and came up with a cockamamie scheme to shoot out his rear window with a shotgun "beanbag" round, at which point pepper spray could be fired into the car to force him to exit.
Worse, they justified their peeves with cockamamie rationalizations.
His cockamamie complaint went viral, but most of the attention seemed to come not from Christians offended by a red disposable coffee cup but from people weary of a decade-long attempt to equate inclusive marketing with religious persecution.
Everyone has a solution, including the cockamamie one to keep private vehicles off EDSA during rush hours.
On several occasions I have called the formula that we labor under in terms of educational funding as a town cockamamie,'' Selectman Paul M.
Parliamentary attendance is rightly criticised, let alone its performance, while the proposal to ban a 'class of expats' from driving is, according to the criticism it has provoked, another bit of cockamamie legislation which is contrary to the international support for human rights that Bahrain has signed up to.
I grew up hearing my father lose patience with His mother's crackpot cockamamie stories, calling them bubbe meises?
But we don't live in that world and every time these cockamamie public bans come out, we look like a bunch of extremists who haven't quite caught up with the notion that there is a world beyond the Arabian peninsula.
I produce it, or come up with the cockamamie idea to make a space movie.
At the end of last season, Hannah Kauffman, co-artistic director of New Mexico's Tricklock Theatre Company, says she had "a completely cockamamie idea that we should do away with ticket sales altogether.