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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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Certifications was another hot spot; could we "puhleeze" make our certificates of compliance look like the template our customer uses so it can be scanned into their system easier?
As far as the game itself - puhleeze. The Patriots should break the NFL single-season scoring record against the beached Dolphins and by the end of the evening the words "running up the score" will be back in vogue.
Who else would arrogantly declare, "Now stories have background, context, authority--things that didn't exist 20 or 30 years ago." Puhleeze. Such ignorant condescension toward the previous generation would be amusing if it weren't so unfair to legions of former federal beat reporters.
Every word, every giggle, every "puhleeze" affirms her love for God.
This is exactly what black folks may need: their own culturally displaced, ethically challenged Jack Kevorkian, a juiced-up euthanasiast promoting the ultimate remedy to the 20-30 million--can we get an accurate head count, puhleeze?--disillusioned, 40 Acres & a Mule-less African-Americans prone to mantra-ing about some "dream" and "by any means necessary." After all, since "slavery days"--isn't it just so quaint when someone refers to the "peculiar institution" with such Dixie-ish nostalgic insouciance?--black people have enslaved themselves to every three-card-monte movement that offered salvation or equality.
ABC's This Week thought it was more important for us to hear from Alphonse D'Amato about Whitewater (puhleeze), and participants in The McLaughlin Group did what they do week in and week out (don't they ever get bored of this?), which is predict who will win the 1996 election.