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a load of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. The plumber said it would cost $800 to fix the toilet? What a load of bunk!
See also: bunk, load, of

a lot of bunk

Nonsense or insincerity. Bunk is an abbreviation of the Americanism "bunkum," meaning insincere, empty talk, or disingenuous political talk meant merely to please a target audience. Primarily heard in US. In my opinion, most of what a politician promises during a campaign is just a lot of bunk.
See also: bunk, lot, of

bunkum

Nonsense or foolishness. His explanation is total bunkum and doesn't answer the question at all.
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bunkum

and buncombe (ˈbəŋkəm)
n. nonsense. That’s just plain bunkum! Your Honor, counselor’s airbrained buncombe is an insult to the court. I object!
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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O ran glanweithdra, ron i''n camu''n ol rhyw ganrif bob tro ron i''n agor drws y Byncar Bunkum.
As for the story that Joe lost a bout because the other boxer's dad was the ref - bunkum.
YOU MAY CONSIDER THE ANCIENT art of medical acupuncture to be bunkum, but now at least it's standardized bunkum.
"But the old wives' tale that it is too cold to snow is complete bunkum. It can snow at -40C if there is enough moisture in the air!"
Although to some people this may seem like bunkum I personally do believe that you can get a very good idea of a person's character in this way and the thought of sitting down with a book filled with such quizzes was rather a pleasant one.
According to a Los Angeles Times report on Friday the State Department believes the White House's democratic-domino theory is bunkum and doubts that installing a new regime in Iraq will foster democracy in the Middle East.
The bizarre act went ahead at the Spiegeltent at Edinburgh's Waverley Market, after giant Irish funnyman Martin Bigpig told Shane: "Hypnosis is bunkum."
Since every force in the universe eventually begets a countervailing force, there seems to be a wonderful business opportunity here for some enterprising accounting firm to create a competing service called the "flapdoodle audit." This is a process whereby an accounting firm would determine to what extent the organization had fallen prey to an epidemic of hokum, bunkum, twaddle, tish-tosh, and horse-bleep.
The majority believed this yarn and several lectures were given to reassure the men that it was all bunkum. Later we were to find out for ourselves that mustard-gas was the most deadly sort that was used during the course of the War.
It was bunkum, full of promises the Tories won't fulfil, stuffed with the Tories' ideology of cutting down the state sector and attacking the poorest people in this country (who were not to blame for the recession), and crammed with lots of pay-offs for their rich friends, alongside a few crumbs for the arts and road campaigners.
Tracey told me I was talking bunkum and was quite happy to be called feisty, thank you very much.
Actually, scratch that, I've just Googled it and it's all bunkum - back to the Lemsip then!
Although the well-worn cliche of a two-and-a-half-miler being an ideal type for the National is nothing short of bunkum, history has shown us that horses with a similar profile to that of Calgary Bay can win.
The Lib-Dems claim that the application byWhitchurch High School (WHS) for foundation status is to introduce a selective admissions policy, to threaten the sustainability of other local high schools and the expansion of Welsh-medium schools in the area and to miss out on local authority investment.What a load of bunkum!