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boo

slang One's romantic partner. Often used as a term of endearment. I don't have any plans tonight—just staying home with my boo. Come on, boo, are you ready to go yet?

boo (one) off (the) stage

To voice displeasure (by booing) for a performer or performers to the extent that they decide to leave the stage. Are you sure you want to perform at that rowdy club? The crowd there is known to boo people off the stage.
See also: boo, off, stage

boo bird

slang Someone who is apt to boo, typically at a sporting event. That questionable call against the home team has brought the boo-birds out in full force.
See also: bird, boo

boo off

To voice displeasure (by booing) for a performer or performers to the extent that they decide to leave the stage. A noun or pronoun can be used between "boo" and "off." Are you sure you want to perform at that rowdy club? The crowd there is known to boo people off. The audience began booing off the singer after he forgot the words to his song.
See also: boo, off

boo-boo

1. A minor blunder, error, or mistake. I think you made a boo-boo and listed some of the expenses twice.
2. A very minor injury. Let me put a Band-Aid on your boo-boo, sweetheart.

can't say boo to a goose

Is particularly shy, nervous, or diffident. My brother is a very sweet, warm-hearted man who can't say boo to a goose. How can you suspect that he committed this crime?
See also: boo, goose, say

make a boo-boo

To make a silly or trivial mistake. Co-opts the childish word "boo-boo," meaning a superficial injury. Don't stress over it, Bob, they're not going to fire you for making a boo-boo or two. I was trying to fix the carburetor, but I think I may have made a boo-boo.
See also: make

na-na na-na boo-boo

A teasing nonsense phrase typically said by children. You can't catch me! Na-na na-na boo-boo!

not say boo (to anyone)

1. To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in US. My brother is a very sweet, warm-hearted man who wouldn't say boo to anyone. How can you suspect him of committing this crime?
2. To not say a word (to anyone); to keep quiet. Primarily heard in US. The neighbor's daughter is just the cutest little thing, but she wouldn't say boo the whole time we were there. I trust you didn't say boo to those coppers about the little side business we've been running here?
See also: boo, not, say

not say boo to a fly

To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in Australia. My brother is a very sweet, warm-hearted man who wouldn't say boo to a fly. How can you suspect him of committing this crime? The neighbour's daughter is just the cutest little thing, but she couldn't say boo to a fly.
See also: boo, fly, not, say

not say boo to a goose

To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in UK. My brother is a very sweet, warm-hearted man who wouldn't say boo to a goose. How can you suspect him of committing this crime? The neighbour's daughter is just the cutest little thing, but she won't say boo to a goose.
See also: boo, goose, not, say

say boo

To say nothing at all. No one said boo when I asked for dinner suggestions, so I don't want to hear any complaints about what I made.
See also: boo, say

tickety-boo

informal Fine or all right. Primarily heard in UK, Canada. Don't worry about us, everything is tickety-boo here.

wouldn't say boo to a goose

Is particularly shy, nervous, or diffident. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. My brother is a very sweet, warm-hearted man who wouldn't say boo to a goose. How can you suspect that he committed this crime?
See also: boo, goose, say
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

boo someone off the stage

 and boo someone off
to jeer and hoot, causing a performer to leave the stage. The rude audience booed the performer off the stage. The audience booed off the comedian.
See also: boo, off, stage

can't say boo to a goose

Rur. shy and not talkative. I was surprised to see Joe so talkative at the party. Usually he can't say boo to a goose. She's a quiet little kid. Can't say boo to a goose.
See also: boo, goose, say
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wouldn't say boo to a goose

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you say that someone wouldn't say boo to a goose, you mean that they are very quiet, shy, and nervous. `If you remember, at college I wouldn't say boo to a goose.' — `That's right, you were very quiet.' She recalled a shy, overweight girl who wouldn't say boo to a goose
See also: boo, goose, say
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

wouldn't say boo to a goose

(of a person) very shy or reticent.
1948 P. G. Wodehouse Uncle Dynamite She looks on you as a…poor, spineless sheep who can't say boo to a goose.
See also: boo, goose, say
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

he, she, etc. wouldn’t say ˌboo to a ˈgoose

(informal) somebody is very shy and afraid of upsetting or annoying people: How could he ever succeed in politics? He wouldn’t say boo to a goose.
People shout Boo! when they want to surprise or frighten somebody.
See also: boo, goose, say
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

boo-bird

(ˈbuˈbɚd)
n. a person who boos frequently at games or other public events. The catcher turned and stared right at the loudmouthed boo-bird. Everybody knew what he was thinking.

boo-boo

(ˈbubu)
1. n. an error. (see also make a boo-boo.) It’s only a small boo-boo. Don’t stress yourself.
2. n. a hurt; a cut; a bruise. She has a little boo-boo on her knee.

make a boo-boo

tv. to make an error. (see also boo-boo.) Everybody makes a boo-boo every now and then.
See also: make
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He doesn't deserve to get booed, fans that boo should be ashamed of themselves cv3 THE booing of Leon Best when he was substituted was a disgrace.
Capello added: "I couldn't understand the crowd booing Ashley Cole after he made a mistake.
Then the only people booing will be the FA's big-wigs when they can't ind enough prawn sandwich munchers to illWembley's corporate seats to help pay off that huge inancial hole.
Booing doesn't reflect poorly on the football team, player or coach who's being booed but rather the person who's handing it out.
Then again, if you tune into any game on TV or better still get yourself down to your local red'n'white Premiership game and take a glance at your portable timepiece (we don't have a stadium clock as yet) you're not likely to get through the first ten minutes without the near silence being assailed by loud booing.
THE performance was shocking but there's no excuse for booing players wearing our shirt.
Did you ever go to a baseball game and hear the fans booing a highly paid player failing to run out a grounder or hustle after a ball that got by?
Summary: London [UK], Aug 18 (ANI): Former Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson has not taken booing of Steven Smith in a healthy spirit as he said 'fans who booed the player are not cricket lovers'.
"Booing is never acceptable under any circumstances." Mike Tilley "Booing a player for your country is totally unacceptable in my view."
The booing came from a small minority of home supporters, and their behaviour has subsequently been condemned by Wales head coach Warren Gatland and Priest-l and 's squad colleagues.
But the Scotland boss responded by insisting supporters - who have been clamouring for tickets despite the SFA's outrageous pricing policy - have every right to vent their feelings so long as they don't overstep the mark between booing and abusing the Irish duo.
It's a very modern trend, is booing at games, and it is one that I can't abide.
Proving the boo-boys wrong, Ridgewell proved his worth against Ipswich by scoring a wonderful goal and I did not hear any booing towards him after that.
FA director of communications Adrian Bevington said: "It is crazy that asection of our supporters are booing one of our own players - that's not going to help the team and certainly not the player being booed."
Asked about the individual and collective booing, manager Iain Dowie said: "I didn't understand the booing at half time because I thought we had played all right.