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.
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'.
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.
Predictably, trucking industry execs pooh-pooh
on-board recorders as too expensive and prone to tampering.
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.