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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From this perspective, the truth about new economies becomes a bit of a yawner.
2 billion in daily sales all last year, the period was "kind of a yawner," said Owen Van Essen, president of the Santa Fe, N.
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.
XML, for example, is all well and good, but for the vast majority of the academic community, the topic is a real yawner.
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).
After that, your lead may be awkwardly long, your quotes bland, your prose pedestrian, your transitions abrupt, and your kicker a yawner.
A yawner as far as the market was concerned; the bulls were looking for something [smaller] than 71 Bcf.
But fight sellers would do well to use what Pacquiao himself had sworn that his next bout promises to be more colorful and exciting than the two previous fights, both rated a yawner.
But sitting 500 meters awayfor 50 minutes is just a yawner.
As for Roberto Duran-"Sugar" Ray Leonard, their first fight was outstanding, their second fight was marred by Duran's infamous "No Mas" and their third fight came nine years after their second fight and it was a yawner.