blah


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to blah: bored

blah, blah, blah

slang A phrase used to summarize unsurprising or boring statements. Why was that meeting three hours long? This quarter's numbers, blah, blah, blah—that seriously could have been condensed into 20 minutes! Oh, my mom is fine, blah, blah, blah, just the usual stuff going on at home.
See also: blah

the blahs

A general state or feeling of dissatisfaction, depression, or unease. I've had the blahs ever since my performance review the other day. It just really left me unmotivated and unhappy. Whenever I start coming down with the blahs, I go for a long walk in the sunshine.
See also: blah

blah

(blɑ)
1. mod. bland; dull. After a blah day like this I need something really exciting like a hot bath.
2. mod. depressed; worn out. I’m really blah. Would you mind awfully if I just went home?
3. mod. alcohol intoxicated; very drunk. We are going to get totally blah tonight.

blah-blah

(ˈblɑˈblɑ)
phr. a phrase echoic of gibberish or incessant chattering. (It can be repeated many times.) Why all this blah-blah-blah?

the blahs

(blɑz)
n. a state of mental depression; the blues. You look like you’ve got the blahs.
See also: blah

yada yada yada

Also, yadda, yadda. And so on and so on. This term describes tedious or long-winded talk, and its origin is not definitely known. Possibly it imitates the sound of a person droning on and on. It was used by comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1960s but was only popularized from about 1990 on in Seinfeld, a television sitcom, and caught on very quickly. In one episode George and a girlfriend are speaking: “‘Are you close with your parents?’—‘Well, they gave birth to me and . . . yada yada yada.’” Jeffrey Deaver used it in The Vanished Man (2003): “. . . and she’s going on about this guy, yadda, yadda, yadda, and how interesting he is and she’s all excited ’cause she’s going to have coffee with him.” It is on its way to clichédom. An earlier usage with nearly the same meaning of empty talk is blah-blah-blah. It dates from the early 1900s. Harper’s magazine had it in July 1991: “You get the same blah blah blah if you visit colonial Williamsburg.”
See also: yada
References in periodicals archive ?
Following this, KWAN Entertainment said on Wednesday that Blah had resigned from all his responsibilities and designations (including as a member of the Board of Directors) at KWAN and its subsidiaries/affiliates with immediate effect.
5 letter, signed by the president of the school's alumni association, was sent to about 6,000 recent graduates who hadn't donated to the school It used standard fundraising pitches, interspersed with sentences of nothing but "blah."
The business is being relaunched as blah d blah design Ltd and becomes a member of the EA Technology Group, an international company at Capenhurst, near Chester, which specialises in innovative engineering solutions for the power industry.
(Second question I've now triggered: Why would anyone name their kid "Blah Blah Blah'?)
A: "I can handle situations blah blah grace and ease blah-di-blah teamwork blah creative thinking blah blah blah, yeah.
The DiGi agreement now expands the potential base of blah! members who can interactively communicate with each other to 65 million users among 17 carriers in 11 countries throughout North America, Latin America and Asia.
"Expanding into the North American market is a natural evolution for our company," says Blah! CEO Federico Pisani Massamormile.
I fear, however, that they won't have the foggiest of a clue what you are on about, but you may get a standard letter thanking you 'blah blah', you are very important to us 'blah blah', we look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon 'blah blah' type of letter back.
I am basically homebound, and yet--according to the media I'm supposed to climb mountains and never give up and blah, blah, blah ...
"It came to my turn, and I said I was working on this tour, going to 30 cities, blah blah blah, and to supplement my income I was working at a public relations firm that does PR for Krispy Kreme.
Yeah, yeah, we know: breakfast is the most important meal of the day, blah, blah, blah.
saying, 'like to stop by for a few minutes to introduce myself, blah, blah'...
All the dog hears is: "Fido, blah, blah, blah, Fido, blah, blah, blah." What voters hear from Republicans is: "Want to cut your taxes, blah, blah, blah, want to cut your taxes, blah, blah, blah." What voters hear from Democrats is: "Must pay down the debt first, blah, blah, blah, must pay down the debt first, blah, blah, blah." For skeptical voters with already low expectations of government, this is not a tough choice.
They're surly nostalgists, constantly comparing these dismal days to the era when--oh, choose your old-timer--Elgin Baylor took it to the hole or Joltin' Joe roamed the outfield or blah, blah, blah.
You get this glib libertarian argument that war has nothing to do with capitalism because war is the business of the state, blah, blah, blah.