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ballyhoo

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We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages—we don't throw it away all at once.
Robert A. Cook
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Noun

Singular
ballyhoo

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ballyhoo ({{{1}}})
  1. Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
  2. Noisy shouting or uproar.
  3. An inshore, surface-dwelling species of needlefish forming sizeable schools. Feeds mainly on sea grasses and small fishes. Mainly used as bait for offshore game fishes such as sailfishes and marlins; utilized as a food fish in the West Indies.

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to ballyhoo

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to ballyhoo (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To sensationalise or make grand claims.
    • 1933Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chat (7 May)
      Industry has picked up, railroads are carrying more freight, farm prices are better, but I am not going to indulge in issuing proclamations of over-enthusiastic assurance. We cannot ballyhoo ourselves back to prosperity.

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