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phooey

1. An exclamation of annoyance, frustration, exasperation, or disdain. Ah, phooey! I was hoping to be the one the teacher picked! A: "No, you can't keep the book!" B: "Phooey—you keep it then, I don't care."
2. Foolish nonsense or untruthful rubbish. A: "He said he couldn't afford to come." B: "What a bunch of phooey—he's got more money to burn than you or me put together!" They said the city's housing crisis was starting to abate, but anyone earning less than a six-figure salary can see that that's phooey.
3. An exclamation of disgust or revulsion from a very strong and unpleasant odor. (Pronounced with a slightly longer emphasis on the vowels than in Definitions 1 or 2.) Phooey! Who farted in here? A: "I bought some great French cheese at the farmer's market." B: "Phooey—that stuff stinks!"

phooey

and fooey
1. n. nonsense. I’ve heard enough fooey. Let’s get out of here.
2. exclam. an expression of disgust, disagreement, or resignation. (Usually Phooey! or Fooey! Used typically when something smells or tastes bad.) Who died in here? Phooey!
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Phooey! If they must copy, then why from such lands as Afghanistan or Zimbabwe, or even troubled America?
Versions of this sentiment have been attributed to Disraeli, Bernard Shaw, Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell and to all of them I say: "Phooey!" As far as the present day Labour Party's leadership contest goes, Tony Blair's comment that anyone preparing to vote "with their heart" should get a transplant, suggests another fake choice.
PHOOEY!! In this world, there's always a profit to be made, an advantage to be taken, even from someone else's sad face.
THE EDITORS OF McSWEENEY'S Quarterly Concern have a one-word response to apocalyptic proclamations that the printed word is dead: phooey! They declare we have arrived at a "Golden Age of Reading and Writing."
Phooey! You can get rid of those muffin tops in ONLY FIVE DAYS if you follow the latest MIRACLE DIET without giving up your favourite foods - "Lose weight while feeling full".
Any outsider might say, "Phooey! It's just eight or so people on a site with 40 million members in a world of 6.2 billion people." To which my reaction is: "Even the greatest journey begins with a single step."
Phooey! I know couples who still light up at the sight of their partner after 20 years or more.
Phooey! I'd buy time and get on the local TV stations.
Favorite expressions: "Oh, yeah?" "Hiya, toots!" "Aw, phooey!" "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!" "Nothin' to it!"
Kung Phooey!" marks a shrewd first project for writer-director Darryl Fong, who sends up not just martial arts movies but a whole galley-full of Chinese and East Asian cliches in a way no Anglo director could.
As a trio performed Schubert's Adagio in E-flat for Piano, Violin and Cello, "Notturno," onstage, the men plopped themselves on stools and raised their hands in a "wave"; marched happily across the table; followed a confused leader only to give up and slap the air as if to say, "Aw, phooey!" The men, stocky and mostly bald, were not agile--even Jones stumbled a few times--which lent the piece much of its charm and humor.
AIM's Eileen McAnneny replies with a hearty "Phooey!" She insists that the legislature must consider broadening "the definition of 'manufacture' to include companies that create a digital product.
Phooey! Sure, technologies have improved user acceptance.
Phooey! column in the October issue was sorely needed.
Phooey! But it was such fun finding myself in the magazine.