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booby prize

An award given to the worst performer in a competition. Roy would get the booby prize for today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
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booby prize

a mock prize given to the worst player or performer. Bob should get the booby prize for the worst showing in the race.
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People learn best when they are having fun, and we think this Dating Game format - complete with some of 60s decor and booby prizes - will keep people engaged as we uncover the key issues in choosing an application service provider," said Gallant.
There will also be a chance to win paintballing tickets, booby prizes for the losing team and raffle prizes that include T20 cricket tickets for Edgbaston.
Three of the boxes contained booby prizes, such as an odd sock, a mousetrap or a bag of sweets.
Other winners of Plain English Campaign booby prizes included Trilogy Telecom, which referred to the laying of a cable as "physically installing the metallic facility path".
His fellow winners in the Golden Bull booby prizes include the European Commission, for a consultation document which promised that it would 'work to unlock clusters, through internationalisation, inter-regional co-operation and cross-sector fertilisation'.
Shoppers were invited to take up the microphone and have a go, with prizes for the best adult and children and booby prizes for disasters.
THERE were no booby prizes when a group of women threw off their bras to boost the coffers of a children's cancer charity.
Other Plain English Campaign booby prizes included Trilogy Telecom, which said laying a cable was "physically installing the metallic facility path".