pooh-pooh


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Related to pooh-pooh: scrutinize, subjugation, vindication, elusive, relinquish, reciprocate, postpone

poo(h)-poo(h)

(ˈpuˈpu)
tv. to belittle someone or something. He tends to pooh-pooh things he doesn’t understand.

pooh-pooh

verb
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In fact, many celebs and entrepreneurs actively pooh-pooh an academia overdose.
Their unease will surely not have been helped by the stampede of British medics rushing to pooh-pooh the significance of the American findings.
It takes no particular courage or insight to suggest that parents try to do a good job of raising their children, or that youth sports leagues "re-examine" their attitudes toward sportsmanship, or to pooh-pooh "materialism" without defining the term.
Predictably, trucking industry execs pooh-pooh on-board recorders as too expensive and prone to tampering.
It's traditional for betting pundits to pooh-pooh Slam speculation because it's ridiculous, they say, to expect one man to peak at exactly the right stage four times in a single season.
He added: "Lots of people tend to pooh-pooh awards but in this business they are certainly a good step up.
The untroubled mind would most likely wave off these concerns with a dismissive pooh-pooh.
Second, Klare is in a weak position to pooh-pooh today's threats as not justifying a force as big "as that needed to defeat the Soviet Union," since during the 1980s he also pooh-poohed the Soviet threat to Europe, arguing that our forces there were wildly inflated to meet that threat.
When the term first surfaced in the national press, the Times went out of its way to pooh-pooh the notion that the Soviets are capable of change--glasnost was nothing but a smokescreen.
Maybe Her Majesty will pooh-pooh her normal Saturday Goliath on horse-racing after this week's turf allegations and instead switch her attention to football.
Nicklaus, actually, is not the right person to pooh-pooh such events.
In general, I think we kind of pooh-pooh it, like it's not necessary.
Others pooh-pooh Clemmons and her supporters as ``pyramidiots.
The $80 million in wagers placed legally on just the NCAA men's basketball tournament this week - added to $1 billion changing hands in Las Vegas on all college sports each year - isn't anything to pooh-pooh.
For years, my wife has been so dismissive of my ongoing desire to compete in the Olympics that she pooh-poohs my constant training.