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all of a doodah

very agitated or excited. informal
The nonsense word doodah is the refrain of the song ‘Camptown Races’, originally sung by slaves on American plantations.
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AS an analysis of the 2008 global financial meltdown, John Cassidy's book is so well-informed and deeply researched that it is possible even Adam Smith had a digit in the doodah when The Wealth Of Nations suggested in 1776 that free financial markets tend to get it right in the end.
2 -- 5 -- color) no caption (participants of the Doodah Parade)
There are a couple of rarities here, too, especially when Clapton played with Martha Velez and Bonzo Dog Doodah Band leader Vivian Stanshall.
Other attractions include Maori reggae group Katchafire, madcap musical fun from France's Bonzo Dog Doodah Band and the last night of the fringe with The Balkanistic Baghdaddies.
In keeping with their policy of stepping on all toes, the Steps' albums also hark back to a previous administration for "Between Irag and a Hard Place," "First Lady and the Tramp" and "Unzippin' My Doodah.
I was strolling Haight Street and saw a storefront called the Church of Doodah or something.
Its implications are too obvious to call for comment, though it is worth pointing out--as an indication of the forces that have shaped New Labor's thinking--that the phrase itself is neither particularly new, nor particularly British: it was first used by a 1960s pop group, the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band, sporadically revived by journalists, and given wider currency in 1996 when it was adopted as the name of a brand of ice cream distributed in Britain by the American firm of Ben and Jerry's.
So despite her relatively wispy voice, and despite all the biased instincts that scream blue men can't really sing the whites (apologies to the Bonzo Dog DooDah Band), Dusty's relatively straightforward, classical reading took me where I needed to go.
The Waterfront Stage is particularly good for acts, with Heather Small of M People, Watchtower, Audio Zero, Sam Cottrell, Doodah Farm and Ukebox.
Opening a doodah on the computer and forgetting to save it in the doobry when it's thingibobbed has cost me many a frustrating hour.
the other week, this crock of doodah contained absolutely no fresh celebrity content whatsoever.
He just shook his head and said that once she had been lovely but he thought that she was 'a bit doodah in the head nowadays'.
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