brouhaha(redirected from brew ha ha)
A loud fuss, uproar, or commotion. There was some brouhaha outside our apartment complex at 3 AM last night. The argument escalated into a full-blown brouhaha among the politicians.
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A commotion, an uproar. Adopted from a fifteenth-century French term imitating a loud confused noise, it entered English in the late 1800s and has become a cliché. A Boston Globe column edited by Devra First had it, “What are your thoughts on the Josh Ozersky brouhaha? In brief the food writer pens a column about his wedding, saying caterers can’t cook . . . Then it turns out he didn’t pay for the food.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer