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mumbo jumbo

Speech or writing that is nonsensical, overly complicated, or full of confusing jargon, to the point of being incomprehensible or unintelligible. Primarily heard in UK. Look, just skip the legal mumbo jumbo and tell me how much I'll be inheriting. My wife goes to this healer who just chants mumbo jumbo for half an hour. I think he's a con artist, but she swears that it helps her back pain.
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Willie Mullins, trainer of Mozoltov See column, page 6 Mags Mullins, trainer of Mumbo Jumbo "He's well and has been working well, so we'll see if he has any business being in a race like this.
Mumbo Jumbo, described by his trainer as a "super jumper" is unlikely to run again this season and will return over hurdles.
He said he thought he'd better tell me that he goes to a spiritualist church and believes in certain supernatural things that I've always thought were mumbo jumbo.
Operators of the pounds 4 million Mumbo Jumbo ride at Flamingo Land, in North Yorkshire, said the jam was caused by a freak incident as a poncho got caught in the mechanism.
Bosses of the pounds 4million Mumbo Jumbo ride at Flamingo Land in Yorkshire said the jam on Monday was caused by a poncho.
Operators of the pounds 4m Mumbo Jumbo ride at Flamingo Land, near Malton, said the jam was caused by a freak incident as a poncho got caught in the mechanism.
And this is not mumbo jumbo philosophy, it emerges from our understanding of basic neuroscience.
cue lots of stunning special-effects amid the sci-fi mumbo jumbo.
WITH GREAT trepidation and a roar of religious mumbo jumbo, many Saudis are opting for a matrimonial loophole known as the misyar (or "visit") marriage, a form of clandestine matrimony in which the woman gives up any spousal rights and stays in her own residence, the man visits her for sex, and after a while the union is dissolved by a divorce.
This was a great show, but leave the relationship mumbo jumbo to those in the know.
Published a year apart, Gary Allen's anti-Communist screed None Dare Call it Conspiracy and Ishmael Reed's gleeful Mumbo Jumbo seem to have little in common.
I especially loved John's motivational mumbo jumbo talk: "Don't look at your feet, when you can look at the stars" and "What you believe, you can achieve".
How mumbo jumbo conquered the world; a short history of modern delusions.
If we don't send that ominous envelope out and have you sign all that legal mumbo jumbo, then later in the year, we can't legally do what it takes to keep your child (upon whom, if you've sent us a thinking, caring citizen, we will never have to impose that 'draconian catalogue of subsequent consequences') safe at school.
Vodou, or at least the way it is portrayed in the popular press and movies, has always brought to mind things spooky, mumbo jumbo, the living dead, superstition.