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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

verb
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SOME people will still be pooh-poohing the idea of global warming while they stand on their roofs with floodwater lapping round their armpits.
Those of us who not only faithfully ate--and thoroughly enjoyed--our oatmeal and oat bran cereals during the heyday of oat bran popularity did not particularly appreciate recent studies pooh-poohing the effect of oat bran on serum cholesterol levels.
People think that I keep pooh-poohing marriage, but I love it," said Levine, who is known to frequently date models.
William Staughton (Peter Ustinov) is pooh-poohing the benefits of rigid scientific thought over religious fervor: ``Scientific logic will have the effect of a jet of urine in the ocean - rank and tepid at the outset, but it quickly loses its identity as it mingles with the far greater waves of faith.
Without ever quite spelling out the terms, Ellis evinces a fairly narrow ideal of legitimate literary criticism, pooh-poohing thematic studies and the application of critical methods such as close reading and rhetorical analysis to nonliterary objects.
And a real push for ADR is improbable given the pooh-poohing it routinely gets from some of Clinton's most ardent backers, the trial lawyers' associations.
And in the bedsheet section, clerks stocked flannel sheets while pooh-poohing any ``flannel weather.
And instead of pooh-poohing the peace process that Pastrana has courageously undertaken, the U.
That is Stone's pointed way of pooh-poohing (and perhaps calling your attention to) his recent arrest for hashish possession, his second such offense.
I don't care what Alan Greenspan says about irrational exuberance,'' said Acampora, pooh-poohing concerns expressed earlier this year by the chairman of the Federal Reserve.