razzmatazz


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razzmatazz

1. Exciting, impressive effect or technique, especially that which is showy or dazzling. Also seen as "razzamatazz." There's so much razzmatazz in this film that, impressive as it is visually, it's nearly impossible to tell what is actually going on.
2. Evasive, disingenuous, or misleading speech. It's all just a bunch of razzmatazz meant to distract voters from just her close relationship with corporate lobbyists.

razzmatazz

and razzamatazz (ˈræz(ə)məˈtæz)
n. deceptive talk; hype. Cut out the razzamatazz. How dumb do you think I am?
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Besides, the relevant aviation authorities should henceforth sensitise the politicians on the need for them to restrict their political razzmatazz to places like stadium and their party secretariats.
Razzmatazz said: "Do you know what Mr Impossible is?" He never got to tell her.
Jamba All Natural Smoothies are available in Razzmatazz, Mango-a-go-go and Strawberries Wild flavors.
The 2010 version offers more-refined and sensitive controls than ever before Also, the variety of wrestling moves hugely increased while the sport's usual razzmatazz is featured with usual aplomb.
TINSELTOWN razzmatazz shone on Teesside at a special cabaret night to encourage active living.
we were looking and the glare blinded us the old razzmatazz of the free
Flavors include Wet-Face Watermelon, Cheeky Lemon, Pomegranate Pucker, Orange Squeeze, and Razzmatazz Berry.
The greatest strides for innovation are apparent in urban settings: a green building like the ecological razzmatazz of Enric Ruis-Geli's Hotel Habitat covered by a weblike curtain of coloured lights indicating energy absorbed during the day to be released at night; Thom Mayne's (with Begona Diaz-Urgorri) Public Housing that combines low-rise structures with a masterful gridded labyrinth of a village incorporating interior courtyards, communal gardens, trellises and pergolas (shades of old Beijing); and Herzog & de Meuron's La Ciudad del Flamenco with its facade a perforated screen of vaguely Moorish script that glows at night with light from the interior (AR June 2004).
With all the razzmatazz concerning the introduction next week of through flights by Virgin Atlantic to Sydney it should not be forgotten that the granting of licenses was a result of a tradeoff between the authorities in Hong Kong and London regarding the North Atlantic.
AFTER the razzmatazz of the opening ceremony the Olympic Games begin in earnest this week as the world's top sports stars chase those coveted gold, silver and bronze medals in Athens.
There also is a bubble bath in bright colors and equally colorfully named fragrances: Blizzard Blue, Razzmatazz and Purple Pizzazz.
Chan's love can semi-emerge without razzmatazz. This hypnotic if conventional preliminary section of the film is strangely its most exciting, pressurized by the filmmakers' uncharacteristic restraint.
Near the end a razzmatazz group dance takes place in silence before the music returns, and a woman is caught in mid-jete as the lights go down--a transitory encounter that represents all of the others that Fagan has shown with cheerful and unsentimental accuracy in this work.
And the convenience of it all makes up for most of the razzmatazz: Living outside Cincinnati, we're a good two hours from the nearest legal casinos, a group of gaudy river boats dotting the Indiana bank of the Ohio River.