a whoop and a holler

a whoop and a holler

1. A period or instance of loud, wild shouting. The entire bar burst out in a whoop and a holler when their team won the Super Bowl. The kids ran off with a whoop and a holler.
2. A particularly fun, wild time. The bar isn't the prettiest place in town, but it's always good for a whoop and a holler. You spend every cent you earn on a whoop and a holler, when you should be putting some of it away into your savings.
3. An especially short distance. So, I think you're all set to start working. If you need anything, I'm only a whoop and a holler away! Thankfully, my apartment was a whoop and a holler from the college, so I didn't need a car to get to classes each day.
4. A small or trivial amount. Usually used after "worth." I've learned by now that his promises ain't worth a whoop and a holler. A: "Do you want to hold onto this book?" B: "Nah, that old thing isn't worth a whoop and a holler. You can toss it."
See also: and, holler, whoop