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a whoop and a holler

1. A period or instance of loud, wild shouting. The entire bar burst out in a whoop and a holler when their team won the Super Bowl. The kids ran off with a whoop and a holler.
2. A particularly fun, wild time. The bar isn't the prettiest place in town, but it's always good for a whoop and a holler. You spend every cent you earn on a whoop and a holler, when you should be putting some of it away into your savings.
3. An especially short distance. So, I think you're all set to start working. If you need anything, I'm only a whoop and a holler away! Thankfully, my apartment was a whoop and a holler from the college, so I didn't need a car to get to classes each day.
4. A small or trivial amount. Usually used after "worth." I've learned by now that his promises ain't worth a whoop and a holler. A: "Do you want to hold onto this book?" B: "Nah, that old thing isn't worth a whoop and a holler. You can toss it."
See also: and, holler, whoop

holler at (someone or something)

1. To yell or shout at someone or something, usually in anger or frustration. Did Mom holler at you for denting her car?
2. slang To speak to or get in touch with someone. Holler at me sometime—I'd love to catch up. Holler at me if you have any questions.
See also: holler

holler out

To shout or yell (something in particular, which can be named between "holler" and "out"). Becky hollered out when I accidentally stepped on her foot. Just holler some instructions out, and I'll start working on this.
See also: holler, out

holler uncle

To admit defeat or plead for mercy, especially in an informal physical contest of some kind. The brothers often play fought, but it was invariably the younger of the two who had to holler uncle by the end.
See also: holler, uncle

hoot and holler

To voice displeasure or unhappiness. There's no need to hoot and holler, Eleanor—we'll figure out a solution. Oh boy, what's the boss hooting and hollering about now?
See also: and, holler, hoot

two whoops and a holler

1. An especially short distance. (That is, short enough for the sound of shouting to travel.) So, I think you're all set to start working. If you need anything, I'm only two whoops and a holler away! Thankfully, my apartment was two whoops and a holler from the college, so I didn't need a car to get to classes each day.
2. A small or trivial amount. Usually used after "worth." I've learned by now that his promises ain't worth two whoops and a holler. A: "Do you want to hold onto this book?" B: "Nah, that old thing isn't worth two whoops and a holler. You can toss it."
See also: and, holler, two, whoops
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

holler something out

to yell something out. The guard hollered a warning out. They hollered out a warning.
See also: holler, out

holler uncle

 and cry uncle; say uncle
Fig. to admit defeat. Joe kept pounding on Jim, trying to get him to holler uncle. He twisted my arm until I cried uncle.
See also: holler, uncle

hoot and holler

to shout in disapproval; to call and shout one's displeasure. After the umpire rendered his decision, the spectators hooted and hollered their thoughts on the matter. It's hard to play a good game of basketball when the fans are hooting and hollering at everything you do.
See also: and, holler, hoot

two (w)hoops and a holler

Rur. a short distance. Lexington? That's just two whoops and a holler from here. We're just two hoops and a holler from the downtown.
See also: and, holler, hoop, two
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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