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mumbo jumbo

Speech or writing that is nonsensical, overly complicated, or full of confusing jargon, to the point of being incomprehensible or unintelligible. Primarily heard in UK. Look, just skip the legal mumbo jumbo and tell me how much I'll be inheriting. My wife goes to this healer who just chants mumbo jumbo for half an hour. I think he's a con artist, but she swears that it helps her back pain.
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Most statements in Mumbo Jumbo may be hyperbolic or far-fetched, yet their intrinsic content as statements is clear.
PaPa LaBas, the protagonist of Mumbo Jumbo and The Last Days of Louisiana Red, represents a further evolution of Reed's hoodoo trickster.
Sean Hughes, "Mumbo Jumbo" Tron Theatre, Thursday, March 10, 8pm Multi-award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo.
Jeremy Hunt should give the doctors a proper starting salary, PS40,000 for a 38-hour week plus PS10,000 if duties spread 24/7, and proper overtime rates, not the present mumbo jumbo of payment, which enables him to bamboozle us.
The multi award winning comedian is back on the road and battling the common sense versus mumbo jumbo conflict going on in his brain.
Dual hurdles winner Starkie represents Henry de Bromhead, and the Mags Mullins-trained Mumbo Jumbo completes the line-up.
Why does Ishmael Reed's 1972 novel Mumbo Jumbo, steeped in questions about folklore, anthropological practice, and cultural preservation, receive little attention from scholars who put folklore at the center of their critical analysis?
Hayes had earlier scored on Colm Murphy's Glam Gerry in the opening handicap chase, first leg of a treble for owner Barry Connell, completed by Star Neuville and the Mags Mullinstrained Mumbo Jumbo, which won the bumper convincingly.
osting three billion yen (23 million pounds) to build, the Takabisha steals the title from Mumbo Jumbo in Yorkshire, which features a 98ft drop at 112 degrees.
He said he thought he'd better tell me that he goes to a spiritualist church and believes in certain supernatural things that I've always thought were mumbo jumbo.
Bosses of the pounds 4million Mumbo Jumbo ride at Flamingo Land in Yorkshire said the jam on Monday was caused by a poncho.
Operators of the pounds 4 million Mumbo Jumbo ride at Flamingo Land, in North Yorkshire, said the jam was caused by a freak incident as a poncho got caught in the mechanism.
The Mumbo Jumbo ride, which opened last year, is the showpiece of the park near Pickering.
Operators of the pounds 4m Mumbo Jumbo ride at Flamingo Land, near Malton, said the jam was caused by a freak incident as a poncho got caught in the mechanism.