cockamamie


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cockamamie

Absurd or ridiculous. Please don't get involved in another one of his cockamamie schemes—you know they never pan out.

cockamamie

(ˈkɑkəmemi)
mod. ridiculous; inconceivable. That is the most cockamamie thing I ever heard of.
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"Cockamamie" is in the eye of the beholder, of course.
It avoided cockamamie grid division by replacing unstructured grid of finite element with regular net, but boundary elements require special treatment.
I produce it, or come up with the cockamamie idea to make a space movie.
At the end of last season, Hannah Kauffman, co-artistic director of New Mexico's Tricklock Theatre Company, says she had "a completely cockamamie idea that we should do away with ticket sales altogether." Though the company didn't make that leap, it decided to implement two new ideas.
Their numbers are cockamamie. They expected to get EGP 390bn in revenues.
As for the larger question of whether Pandora would allow her brother to swallow her life whole, I can assure you, without giving away too much, that Shriver manages to redeem this cockamamie scenario in the end." HELLER MCALPIN
"The New Hampshire Constitution plainly bars this cockamamie scheme."
Be your proud self and stop schlepping all that cockamamie ancestral baggage around.
"Cerf devised a cockamamie plan to reorganize the NYC school system," wrote Class Size Matters director Leonie Ham-son in a lengthy Hujjington Post attack not long after he took the reins in New Jersey.
He did not say where he got the cockamamie idea that the US government has banned episodes of The Simpsons.
Frankly, I have been absolutely aghast when seeing the cockamamie fingerings I enslaved myself with in past times and, in many cases, these were totally my own concoctions.
Perhaps most notable is the Obama Administration's funneling of extraordinary amounts of funds into cockamamie "green energy" programs that promise little prospect of an economically-justifiable return, (61) but also support a vast infrastructure of corporate welfare programs for industry titans such as General Electric and General Motors.
My father was one of the most ingenious men I have ever met; when you looked at him, you could see the wheels turning in his brain, spinning to soup up a crazy and cockamamie business deal that only he could pull off, or some new and creative way to keep the ever present Israeli forces at bay.
In politics these days, every cockamamie idea is given a respectful hearing in the press.
They are vulnerable to witch-doctor technicians who announce the need for new trillions in spending or some new cockamamie scheme for regulation.