yawner


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yawner

n. a boring show or performance. It was a yawner from the opening curtain straight through to the end.
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Cousin to the Whiner, the Yawner is perhaps the second most frequently seen chat visitor.
For the second consecutive year, the NHL's draft lottery turned out to be a yawner, and the numbers didn't come up the Kings' way in terms of landing the No.
They've turned it from the realm of steely-eyed heroes who may or may not survive their mission, to non-events where sending more beans and franks to the "international" space station is a yawner.
The following day I was speaking to some advertising agency folks about my goals for the brands I lead and likewise mentioned that "awareness is a big yawner for me.
But that's the kind of cliched yawner non-specific pap that fills most resumes.
Needless to say, the leading idea, that introspection coupled with aggressive preoccupation could lead anywhere, was what made the decade such a yawner.
From this perspective, the truth about new economies becomes a bit of a yawner.
Gordon Gibson, "Canada's free ride ended September 11," National Post, 29 September 2001; Christie Blatchford, "Tepid speech, tepid nation: Chretien's yawner illustrates how soft country has grown," National Post, 25 September 2001; "Our invisible government.
In contrast, it also carries the weightly, $83 World Factbook put out by the CIA or The Congressional Picture Directory for $11; A Consumer's Guide to Intelligence goes for $6, and a yawner, Global Forum on Fighting Corruption, is $27.
bullet at 2,660 fps is a real yawner, but it has a wonderful reputation as a game taker with modern bullets.
Unfortunately for most of the newspaper companies, these solid numbers have sort of been a yawner.
By most accounts, the 1996 presidential election was a yawner.
The usual straight-on picture of the building used in most ads is a yawner.
The first act may be a yawner as far as you are concerned, because it applies to what happens if Mom dies leaving the rather pleasing amount of more than $600,000 (referred to earlier).