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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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