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no big whoop

(Something) not inconvenient or difficult at all; not at all troublesome. John: "Thanks so much for watching the kids for me last night. There was an emergency in work." Dave: "No big whoop, man. I'm happy to help out." Seriously, it's no big whoop if you want me to drive you to the airport tomorrow.
See also: big, no, whoop

open (up) a can of whoop ass (on someone)

To commit, engage in, or threaten physical violence (against someone). Sometimes said in a jocular or pseudo-serious manner. If that punk doesn't shut up soon, I'm gonna have to go over there and open up a can of whoop ass! My old man was the toughest guy in town when he was alive. He could open a can of whoop ass on anyone!
See also: ass, can, of, open, whoop

whoop-ass

slang Physical violence (against someone). Usually used in a jocular or pseudo-serious threat. If that punk doesn't shut up soon, I'm gonna have to go over there and give him some whoop-ass! Don't make me open a can of whoop ass on y'all.

no big deal

1. Not inconvenient or difficult at all; not at all troublesome. A: "Thanks so much for watching the kids for me last night, there was an emergency at work." B: "No big deal, man. I'm happy to help out." It's no big deal if you want me to drive you to the airport tomorrow.
2. Of no great or particular importance or consequence. A: "I heard your team won last night—congrats!" B: "It's no big deal, we were against a pretty weak team. But thank you all the same!" A: "It was just a little pot—it's no big deal!" B: "No big deal? Tom, you could get kicked out of school for this!"
See also: big, deal, no

whoop it up

1. To celebrate or cavort in a noisy way. The team really whooped it up in the locker room after their big win. People at my neighbors' party were whooping it up till 3 AM last night, so I didn't get much sleep.
2. To generate enthusiasm or excitement among a group of people, typically by displaying such enthusiasm and excitement. If you're a speaker or entertainer, you know the value of having someone who can whoop it up and warm up the crowd.
See also: up, whoop

no big deal

 and no biggie
Inf. [of something] not difficult or troublesome. Don't worry. It's no big deal to wash the car. No problem. It's no biggie.
See also: big, deal, no

whoop it up

to celebrate, especially with cheers and whoops. It was a very noisy party. Everyone was whooping it up well past midnight. The campaign workers whooped it up for their candidate. I can't get out there and whoop it up for something I don't believe in.
See also: up, whoop

whoop it up

1. Also, make whoopee. Celebrate noisily, as in After exams they decided to whoop it up at their apartment, or Down in the basement the residents were making whoopee. The variant may be dying out. [Slang; late 1800s]
2. Arouse enthusiasm, especially politically, as in The volunteers' job is to whoop it up for the candidate. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: up, whoop

whoop it up

1 enjoy yourself or celebrate in a noisy way, usually in a group. 2 create or show excitement or enthusiasm. US informal
See also: up, whoop

no big ˈdeal

(spoken) used to say that something is not important or not a problem: If I don’t win it’s no big deal.
See also: big, deal, no

ˌwhoop it ˈup

(informal)
1 enjoy yourself very much with a noisy group of people: Of course I’m in a bad mood! I’ve been stuck here working while you’ve been whooping it up in the bar with your friends!
2 (American English) make people excited or enthusiastic about something: The emcee came on stage and really whooped it up for the next act.
See also: up, whoop

no big deal

and no biggie and no big whoop
n. (something) not difficult or troublesome. (see also NBT.) Don’t worry. It’s no big deal. No biggie; no prob.
See also: big, deal, no

no big whoop

verb
See also: big, no, whoop

whoop it up

Slang
1. To have a jolly, noisy celebration.
2. To express or arouse enthusiasm; cheer: conventioneers whooping it up for their candidate.
See also: up, whoop
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The burglars got more than they bargained for when Whoops sprang to the family's defence.
Based on Whoops, it is called Whoops the Wonder Dog with the Magical Squidgy Bum.
Whoops also offers training to parents and childcare professionals on safety in the home, child lifesaving and prevention of burns.
Currently the Whoops child safety project delivers its essential safety messages to well over 3,000 children and 3,000 adults every year in Gateshead and the surrounding area.
Donna, who is training to be a classroom assistant, had taken a first-aid course with the Whoops project through a young mothers' group.
Carole Hewison, project manager at Whoops, said: "It's great to hear when people have been able to use skills and knowledge they have learnt
Afterwards I phoned the woman from the Whoops Project to thank her.
Carole Hewison, Whoops project manager, said: "Effective supervision is paramount to the safety of our babies and children.
The Children's Foundation's Whoops Child Safety Project, based in Gateshead, delivers safety messages to children through fun sessions at schools which use art, drama, puppetry and prosthetic make-up to make the activities and messages more memorable.
Over the next two years the Children's Foundation aims to extend the project to all parts of the North East so that children, parents and child-care professionals can benefit from the safety training sessions offered by Whoops.
Trained volunteers will help the Whoops project to reach into the community passing on safety information to parents/carers, children and child-care professionals.