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no big whoop

(Something) not inconvenient or difficult at all; not at all troublesome. John: "Thanks so much for watching the kids for me last night. There was an emergency in work." Dave: "No big whoop, man. I'm happy to help out." Seriously, it's no big whoop if you want me to drive you to the airport tomorrow.
See also: big, no, whoop

open (up) a can of whoop ass (on someone)

To commit, engage in, or threaten physical violence (against someone). Sometimes said in a jocular or pseudo-serious manner. If that punk doesn't shut up soon, I'm gonna have to go over there and open up a can of whoop ass! My old man was the toughest guy in town when he was alive. He could open a can of whoop ass on anyone!
See also: ass, can, of, open, whoop

whoop-ass

slang Physical violence (against someone). Usually used in a jocular or pseudo-serious threat. If that punk doesn't shut up soon, I'm gonna have to go over there and give him some whoop-ass! Don't make me open a can of whoop ass on y'all.

no big deal

1. Not inconvenient or difficult at all; not at all troublesome. A: "Thanks so much for watching the kids for me last night, there was an emergency at work." B: "No big deal, man. I'm happy to help out." It's no big deal if you want me to drive you to the airport tomorrow.
2. Of no great or particular importance or consequence. A: "I heard your team won last night—congrats!" B: "It's no big deal, we were against a pretty weak team. But thank you all the same!" A: "It was just a little pot—it's no big deal!" B: "No big deal? Tom, you could get kicked out of school for this!"
See also: big, deal, no

whoop it up

1. To celebrate or cavort in a noisy way. The team really whooped it up in the locker room after their big win. People at my neighbors' party were whooping it up till 3 AM last night, so I didn't get much sleep.
2. To generate enthusiasm or excitement among a group of people, typically by displaying such enthusiasm and excitement. If you're a speaker or entertainer, you know the value of having someone who can whoop it up and warm up the crowd.
See also: up, whoop

no big deal

 and no biggie
Inf. [of something] not difficult or troublesome. Don't worry. It's no big deal to wash the car. No problem. It's no biggie.
See also: big, deal, no

whoop it up

to celebrate, especially with cheers and whoops. It was a very noisy party. Everyone was whooping it up well past midnight. The campaign workers whooped it up for their candidate. I can't get out there and whoop it up for something I don't believe in.
See also: up, whoop

whoop it up

1. Also, make whoopee. Celebrate noisily, as in After exams they decided to whoop it up at their apartment, or Down in the basement the residents were making whoopee. The variant may be dying out. [Slang; late 1800s]
2. Arouse enthusiasm, especially politically, as in The volunteers' job is to whoop it up for the candidate. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: up, whoop

whoop it up

1 enjoy yourself or celebrate in a noisy way, usually in a group. 2 create or show excitement or enthusiasm. US informal
See also: up, whoop

no big ˈdeal

(spoken) used to say that something is not important or not a problem: If I don’t win it’s no big deal.
See also: big, deal, no

ˌwhoop it ˈup

(informal)
1 enjoy yourself very much with a noisy group of people: Of course I’m in a bad mood! I’ve been stuck here working while you’ve been whooping it up in the bar with your friends!
2 (American English) make people excited or enthusiastic about something: The emcee came on stage and really whooped it up for the next act.
See also: up, whoop

no big deal

and no biggie and no big whoop
n. (something) not difficult or troublesome. (see also NBT.) Don’t worry. It’s no big deal. No biggie; no prob.
See also: big, deal, no

no big whoop

verb
See also: big, no, whoop

whoop it up

Slang
1. To have a jolly, noisy celebration.
2. To express or arouse enthusiasm; cheer: conventioneers whooping it up for their candidate.
See also: up, whoop
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Rather than the cough and whoop of an older child, a newborn with pertussis infection may simply appear to hold its breath periodically, he says.
Adolescents and adults generally have milder symptoms, many without the typical whoop.
Within two weeks, the cough becomes more severe, along with a thick, clear mucous and episodes of severe coughing spasms that may be followed by a high-pitched whoop. It can be fatal to infants, while it is less serious in adults and children older than 6.
Whooping cough - which gets its name from the "whoop" sound victims make as they inhale after a bout of violent coughing - annually affects an estimated 60 million people and kills one million people worldwide.
The reason older kids and adults don't get the whoop is because their larynxes are bigger, so they have no problem drawing enough air in.
It is perceived as a disease of very young children who have not been immunised and who have classic features such as whoop.'
MICHELIN Star chef Glynn Purnell swapped knives and forks for pens and laptops to write his first children's book about his late Jack Russell, Whoops.
"I wanted to immortalise Whoops in fiction, for my own kids first and foremost.
The trap draw for the PS7,500 feature takes place on Monday after a trials session expected to feature Irish hopefuls Innocent Times and Whoops Jack but, as things stand, Kevin Hutton's Derby champion Dorotas Wildcat will get either one or two with Shaneboy Freddie the sole other rails invitee.
Each poet reads a piece, and the audience whoops it up.
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