yawner


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yawner

n. a boring show or performance. It was a yawner from the opening curtain straight through to the end.
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and don't land late, we've stretched the day out long enough and maintenance needs the jets back on time." OK, simple sortie (actually a "yawner"): fight-tank-fight and get the F-16s back on time.
Dubbed French version is Gaul's fifth-largest opener ever, but the $80 million pricetag will prove a huge obstacle given a likely yawner Yank bow in its English-language version Jan.
The following day I was speaking to some advertising agency folks about my goals for the brands I lead and likewise mentioned that "awareness is a big yawner for me." The reaction was far different.
"Hey you!" the drunk Legionnaire snaps, pointing to the yawner, "What did I just say?
But that's the kind of cliched yawner non-specific pap that fills most resumes.
Needless to say, the leading idea, that introspection coupled with aggressive preoccupation could lead anywhere, was what made the decade such a yawner. But there were times within the period which produced brilliant laughs as if they were made to order.
From this perspective, the truth about new economies becomes a bit of a yawner. It's all fairly antiseptic, a matter of technology shifting a bunch of cost curves.
With those deals totaling less than $200 million, versus $1.2 billion in daily sales all last year, the period was "kind of a yawner," said Owen Van Essen, president of the Santa Fe, N.M.-based Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, which handled most of those deals.
(37.) Gordon Gibson, "Canada's free ride ended September 11," National Post, 29 September 2001; Christie Blatchford, "Tepid speech, tepid nation: Chretien's yawner illustrates how soft country has grown," National Post, 25 September 2001; "Our invisible government." Editorial, National Post, 15 September 2001.
XML, for example, is all well and good, but for the vast majority of the academic community, the topic is a real yawner.
In contrast, it also carries the weightly, $83 World Factbook put out by the CIA or The Congressional Picture Directory for $11; A Consumer's Guide to Intelligence goes for $6, and a yawner, Global Forum on Fighting Corruption, is $27.
bullet at 2,660 fps is a real yawner, but it has a wonderful reputation as a game taker with modern bullets.
"Unfortunately for most of the newspaper companies, these solid numbers have sort of been a yawner." Stock prices have languished, with only six companies recording 52-week highs this year and the majority having seen share prices steadily erode since last summer.
By most accounts, the 1996 presidential election was a yawner. On this conventional view, President Clinton had the early edge because his opponent, the former Senate majority leader Bob Dole, was an uninspiring candidate.