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a lot of baloney

Falsehoods, nonsense, or foolishness. Baloney in this sense might have originated from the word "blarney," which means flattering or nonsensical talk; more usually it refers to bologna sausage, which is blended from different meats, therefore implying content of inferior or dubious quality. Primarily heard in US. Don't give me that excuse, it's just a lot of baloney. Dave acts like he's smooth with the ladies, but it's a lot of a baloney.
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a bunch of baloney

Falsehoods, nonsense, or foolishness. Baloney in this sense might have originated from the word "blarney," which means flattering or nonsensical talk; more usually it refers to bologna sausage, which is blended from different meats, therefore implying content of inferior or dubious quality. Primarily heard in US. You're going to give me $5,000 if I sign the lease today? What a bunch of baloney.
See also: baloney, bunch, of

a load of baloney

Falsehoods, nonsense, or foolishness. Baloney in this sense might have originated from the word "blarney," which means flattering or nonsensical talk; more usually it refers to bologna sausage, which is blended from different meats, therefore implying content of inferior or dubious quality. Primarily heard in US. What a load of baloney. I know he doesn't have that kind of money.
See also: baloney, load, of

no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney

It does not matter how finely you try to articulate or argue this point, it is still false, nonsense, or foolishness. Jim: "But you see, redistributing the wealth of the country by introducing scaled tax increases will benefit everyone!" Susan: "Jim, no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney: tax hikes will hurt everyone, period."
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baloney pony

vulgar slang A penis. Hey, I don't want to see your baloney pony—pull up your pants!
See also: baloney, pony

play hide the baloney

vulgar slang To engage in sexual intercourse. "Baloney," referring to a type of sausage, is a vulgar slang term for a penis. "Hide the baloney" is sometimes hyphenated. A: "So, did you two play hide the baloney last night?" B: "Hey, that's a very personal question!" They made out on the dance floor for a while before going back to her dorm room to play a little hide-the-baloney.
See also: baloney, hide, play

baloney

and bologna (bəˈloni)
n. nonsense. (Also as an exclam.) Don’t give me all that baloney!

baloney pony

n. the penis. (Contrived for the sake of the rhyme.) All he could think about was riding the old baloney pony.
See also: baloney, pony
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