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ho-hum

  (American informal)
disappointing or not very interesting It was a ho-hum speech, no big deal really. He still thinks soccer is kind of ho-hum and not worth watching.

ho-hum

(ˈhoˈhəm)
mod. dull; causing yawns of boredom. (Ho-hum is a representation of the sound of a yawn.) Clare played another ho-hum concert at the music hall last night.
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The implications of the Kevin Bacon game may seem a little ho-hum, but after Barabasi explains the early mathematical debates over networks, Linked gets really interesting, showing how this new science promises to change the way we conduct everything from medical treatment to the war on terrorism.
Indeed, the new study is far less remarkable for its conclusions than for its ho-hum reception.
A recommendation letter from an eminent person who is not well acquainted with you will be a ho-hum testimonial.
which is in the food-distribution business, might seem ho-hum.
It's just that the thrill of the new--or at least different--may have gone stale by the time one takes a seat in the theater, ultimately producing a ho-hum reaction of "What else is new?
has moved way beyond issuing ho-hum news releases and engaging in damage control.
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Paper doilies can be repurposed to add an ornate touch to a ho-hum gift box.
The first ho-hum robbery took place at the end of February last year, with the most recent taking place in Colorado.
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Calls recorded from a pygmy-owl sighting seemed to upset the flock more, prompting more birds to come close to the speaker, than did calls recorded during the relatively ho-hum appearance of a great horned owl.
Not disturbing the shrinelike sanctuary of the solitary prophet, a series of eight handsomely rendered but in the end ho-hum "Prophetic Drawings" in pencil and (save one) gold marker was hung around the gallery's antechambers: more veilings; grave, Mapplethorpe-y flowers; etc.
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The action is ho-hum and you're left wishing director Betty Thomas had just handed Wilson and Murphy a blank script and told them to get on with it.