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two whoops and a holler

1. An especially short distance. (That is, short enough for the sound of shouting to travel.) So, I think you're all set to start working. If you need anything, I'm only two whoops and a holler away! Thankfully, my apartment was two whoops and a holler from the college, so I didn't need a car to get to classes each day.
2. A small or trivial amount. Usually used after "worth." I've learned by now that his promises ain't worth two whoops and a holler. A: "Do you want to hold onto this book?" B: "Nah, that old thing isn't worth two whoops and a holler. You can toss it."
See also: and, holler, two, whoops

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

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
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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

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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His daughter started to ask whether Whoops was going to die of old age soon, which was what prompted Glynn to write the book.
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Carol Hewison, project manager of Whoops, said: "It is so important children are aware of how to be safe on and around the region's roads and support from parents is vital in educating children of the dangers.
The Children's Foundation's Whoops! Child Safety Project delivers safety messages to children through fun sessions at schools which use art and drama to make the activities and messages more memorable and less threatening.
"Whoops targets parents of children up to five as this age group is most at risk of suffering accidents in the home."
The Children's Foundation's Whoops! Child Safety Project, based in Gateshead, was awarded pounds 132,000 from the Big Lottery Fund earlier this year.
Project manager Carole Hewison said: "I am absolutely delighted that the Whoops project was chosen."
The Children's Foundation's Whoops! Child Safety Project, in Gateshead, has been awarded Big Lottery Fund help.
The Fund grant will also continue to fund the Whoops! Volunteer Training Programme.
The Whoops Child Safety project, in Gateshead, has netted pounds 4,500 from the Nationwide Foundation.