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a bunch of malarkey

Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk; nonsense or falsehoods. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a bunch of malarkey. His explanation sure was a bunch of malarkey—it didn't answer the question at all. I'm a night owl, so "the early bird catches the worm" has always felt like a bunch of malarkey.
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a lot of malarkey

Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk; nonsense or falsehoods. Don't believe your grandad's stories, son. It's all a lot of malarkey. In my opinion, most of what a politician promises during a campaign is just a lot of malarkey. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a lot of malarkey.
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n. nonsense; flattery. Don’t give me that malarkey!
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Malarkey spoke about the images in which 70-year-old Stchi was seen with his hand around Lawson's throat during a fight outside a London eatery three weeks ago - for which he later accepted a police caution, the Mirror reported.
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Jumps and Flat unite in what is a really enjoyable day of action and Major Malarkey can take top honours in the feature bet365 Gold Cup Chase.
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Heston Blumenthal is doing quite well from this celebrity cookery malarkey too.