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pooh-pooh

1. noun An outright dismissal of some argument as being unworthy of consideration or debate. My idea could save the company millions, but I'm still expecting a pooh-pooh from the board of directors because of how radical it is.
2. verb To dismiss something outright, without any due consideration or debate. Don't pooh-pooh her idea before she's had the chance to explain the ins and outs of it! He's always pooh-poohing his assistant's ideas.

poo(h)-poo(h)

(ˈpuˈpu)
tv. to belittle someone or something. He tends to pooh-pooh things he doesn’t understand.

pooh-pooh

verb
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She added: "Palios phoned and said, 'Anything to do with you and me, pooh-pooh it.' He was asking me to lie and cover up for him."
Those who pooh-pooh the problem should remember that the reality may be a three-year-old in terrible distress.
Previously, the Quandts have allowed their Munich-based business to pooh-pooh the suggestion of a share sale.
the cognoscenti pooh-pooh allegations about these [Nazi and Soviet] global ambitions: Winston Churchill met with much disdain in the 1930s when he talked of the `jackboots,' as did Ronald Reagan in the 1980s with his one-time reference to the `evil empire'.
(In fact, many celebs and entrepreneurs actively pooh-pooh an academia overdose.)
Oil company scientists were hired to pooh-pooh serious science with contrary puff studies: "Global warming doesn't exist.
Their unease will surely not have been helped by the stampede of British medics rushing to pooh-pooh the significance of the American findings.
It takes no particular courage or insight to suggest that parents try to do a good job of raising their children, or that youth sports leagues "re-examine" their attitudes toward sportsmanship, or to pooh-pooh "materialism" without defining the term.
Predictably, trucking industry execs pooh-pooh on-board recorders as too expensive and prone to tampering.
Of late, the most ridiculous Russian word for the Times is "glasnost.' When the term first surfaced in the national press, the Times went out of its way to pooh-pooh the notion that the Soviets are capable of change--glasnost was nothing but a smokescreen.
Second, Klare is in a weak position to pooh-pooh today's threats as not justifying a force as big "as that needed to defeat the Soviet Union," since during the 1980s he also pooh-poohed the Soviet threat to Europe, arguing that our forces there were wildly inflated to meet that threat.
It's traditional for betting pundits to pooh-pooh Slam speculation because it's ridiculous, they say, to expect one man to peak at exactly the right stage four times in a single season.
He added: "Lots of people tend to pooh-pooh awards but in this business they are certainly a good step up."
Maybe Her Majesty will pooh-pooh her normal Saturday Goliath on horse-racing after this week's turf allegations and instead switch her attention to football.
The two have, however, pooh-poohed the rumour mills, maintaining that they are just good friends.