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poo(h)-poo(h)

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

pooh-pooh

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Pointing to the past year's extreme weather event, from Europe's killer heat wave, and the deadly droughts in the world's arid regions, to this summer's unprecedented string of hurricanes in the Caribbean Basin, Blair pooh-poohed the so called climate change "skeptics" who claim the scientific jury is still out.
Civil servants also pooh-poohed the fuss over Blunkett insulting his colleagues as 'perfectly reasonable'.
They'll never admit it, but I bet they are choking under their cravats that they pooh-poohed what turned out to be the most expensive painting ever sold in Scotland.
It is not known if the show was dropped because of Stephen's other commitments or if it was pooh-poohed because of viewing figures.
When it turned out the Iraqi Ministry of Planning actually drew up a plan for a thorough census that could be completed by September 1, Bremer pooh-poohed it.
Both Limbaugh and Hannity have pooh-poohed the idea of a conspiracy, and Limbaugh went so far as to accuse those of us who believe in the existence of a conspiracy as "kooks.
Many of the findings echo criticisms we have made over the years which were pooh-poohed.
Productivity experts pooh-poohed our claim that Casual Fridays would lead to waning productivity, wondering "what we were smoking.
Analysts have pooh-poohed the firm's ability to finance its 260p a share bid.
In Britain, for example, officials and scientists pooh-poohed "mad cow disease" for years before people began dying from it.
The archives are full of embarrassing quotes from experts who pooh-poohed new technologies in their early days.
Mitchell, later recalled giving Church the assignment of replying to Virginia's letter "Church bristled and pooh-poohed at the subject but he took the letter and turned with an air of resignation to his desk and in a short time produced the classic expression of Christmas sentiment.
Spataro was not interested in text-music relationships and in fact pooh-poohed the idea that texted music should be faithfully and correctly declamatory in nature.
And the subject of beauty itself, he laments, has become one tepid potato--a subject pooh-poohed recently by Hickey's own students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Western doctors pooh-poohed this folklore--until recently.