puh-leeze

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puh-leeze

An exaggerated pronunciation and misspelling of "please," used to express exasperation, disdain, or incredulity. A: "She said that you're the one who's responsible for the error." B: "Oh, puh-leeze! If she hadn't screwed up, none of this would have happened!" Puh-leeze—that's the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard!

Puh-leez!

(pəə ˈliiiz)
exclam. Please!; That is enough! You can’t expect me to accept that! (A long, drawn-out way of saying Please! The tone of voice shows exasperation and disgust. The spelling is highly variable.) I am the one who’s at fault? Puuuleeeze!
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Puh-leez. My guide to men is a one-pager titled "Sex and Supper."
In situations like this, some might say that the CinemaScore audiences are rejecting pretentiousness, like the little boy in the fable, telling the emperor: "Put some clothes on, puh-leez." But it's more about casting, marketing and storytelling.
Puh-leez! Does he really expect a cartoon, designed to entertain children, to adhere to every aspect of reality?
The "Athletic Study Center" - puh-leez, aren't athletes allowed into the library?
* Oh puh-leez. My cliches are strictly equal opportunity: I think the Republican Party's sins are great whatever race, religion or ethnicity they come wrapped in.
The Ledger published Benton's story disclosing that past, but the columnist, the managing editor, and the oddly influential gossip maven insisted that it run under this howler of a headline: "Good Man Does Wrong Thing for Right Reason." Puh-leez. Tabloids may stoop, but never to piety.
Oh, puh-leez! This posing for pictures is s-o-o boring, these capys seem to be thinking.
"Your constituents don't know what those terms mean, and they will assume that you are pro-business rather than pro-environment." And puh-leez stop talking about "rolling back regulations," he said.
Puh-leez! Who reads a book for only a half hour a day?
"Could you puh-leez turn down your forklifts' reverse-mode beep-beep horns?
Puh-leez! Where's the channel changer when you need it?
Puh-leez! It's going to be hard enough to get Netters to pay anything.