puff piece


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puff piece

An approving or flattering article, as in That was really a puff piece about the conductor, written by her cousin. The use of puff for "exaggerated praise" dates from about 1600; piece was added in the mid-1900s.
See also: piece, puff
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40), which later also re-printed the Swan puff piece (Feb, 22, 2006).
The New York Times, in a long puff piece about the book, speculated that perhaps with Hardt and Negri we had come at last to the "Next Big Idea.
However, it became a political puff piece for the Palestinian cause.
The one-sided puff piece on Katherine Harris was beneath the dignity of an independent newspaper.
This morning I opened the National Post and there on the front page of this fast disappearing little paper is a puff piece on Aline Chretien, the prime minister's wife, with the breathless headline - Aline Chretien's first interview with an English newspaper since Jean became prime minister.
The flyer also features this powerful testimonial from the copy chief at the National Geographic Society: "Finally: a direct response publication that's not a puff piece or scandal sheet.
The weapons used are well-crafted, well-targeted releases - awareness of the market place and the ability to quickly respond to changing industry issues - not a paid-for puff piece.
I can hardly, wait to read the puff piece in AMERICAN FORESTS on Earth Day 2010.
The show is designed to be far from a puff piece on CEOs and will not be pay-for-play promotional airtime.
But today, dear reader, the biter was bit: the column I originally submitted for this space was a huff 'n' puff piece ridiculing an item I heard yesterday on Radio Four's Today programme suggesting that FIFA might widen football's goalposts to make scoring easier.
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And ITV takes the precaution of screening Coronation Street's 50th anniversary puff piece while the viewers are still voting for their favourite soap.
In a similar puff piece on August 19, the New York Times offered this amazing comment, apparently intended as a compliment: "But economists say Mr.
Dodge manages to sweet-talk Rutherford's hard-nosed manager, but is distracted by plucky reporter Lexie Littleton (Zellweger), who has been despatched by The Chicago Tribune to write a puff piece on the boy wonder.
Dodgemanages to sweet talk Rutherford's hard-nosedmanager, CC Frazier, but is distracted by plucky reporter Lexie Littleton (Zellweger), who has been despatched by her paper, The Chicago Tribune, to write a puff piece on the boy wonder.