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whack-a-mole

1. Literally, an arcade game in which the player uses a small rubber mallet to hit robotic toy moles that pop up randomly in holes laid out across the surface of the machine. I love coming to this old arcade. I have a lot of fond memories playing Whack-a-Mole and Skee-Ball here as a kid.
2. By extension, a situation in which problems continue to arise faster than one is able to solve or cope with them, resulting in piecemeal, incomplete, or temporary results. These dang pop-up ads are so annoying! It's a game of whack-a-mole every time I go online these days! Every time we think we have the software debugged, more problems show up. We've just been playing whack-a-mole from day one!
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It feels a bit like we're trapped in a game of Whac-a-Mole, with another problem popping up each time we tamp one down.
Past efforts to fight abuse "felt like Whac-A-Mole," he added.
It reminds me of Whac-A-Mole. Honestly, I think she prefers the complaining and drama to the promise of positive change.
Trying to straighten out the supplement market is like playing Whac-a-Mole, but kudos to the federal government for some reinvigorated efforts.
The 23-megabyte software is similar to Whac-a-Mole arcade game.
Consequently, they allow her to crush every other potential storyline like Kim Jong-un playing Whac-A-Mole.
So they allow her to crush every other potential storyline like a lion-maned Kim Jong-un playing Whac-A-Mole.
In addition to the above, the 43" 4K Smart will also prove to be the answer to all your gaming fantasies as it comes with pre-loaded gesture control Game Ex- Outdoor stadium, Badminton, Baseball,-Bowling, Dart, Easy Tennis, Funny Golf, Fun Tight Rope, Whac-A-Mole etc.
Trying to shut them all down would be an endless game of Whac-A-Mole.
THERE is an old fairground game called Whac-a-Mole. You whack a (fake) mole on the head and drive it down into its hole -- and instantly one or more other moles pop up out of other holes.
The first time I saw somebody playing the game Whac-A-Mole was in an arcade decades ago.
So blocking robocalls is ''a bit like a game of Whac-A-Mole: just as numbers are identified for blocking, the robocaller spoofs another number,'' the company said in an FCC filing.
The article argues that "to some degree, efforts like the new Bulgarian fence simply contribute to a game of Whac-a-Mole: When one route is cut off, smugglers shift to other paths into Europe."
Lisa has compared these efforts to playing Whac-A-Mole and noted that business owners often struggle with knowing how, why and where they can make money in their businesses.
Facebook, for example, is very responsive to addressing scams, though it can soon become a matter of playing "Whac-a-Mole," as scammers quickly replace blocked accounts with new versions.