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Boondoggle



a product of simple manual skill, as a plaited leather cord for the neck or a knife sheath, made typically by a camper or a scout.
work of little or no value done merely to keep or look busy.
a project funded by the federal government out of political favoritism that is of no real value to the community or the nation.
to deceive or attempt to deceive:
to boondoggle investors into a low-interest scheme.
to do work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy.
Contemporary Examples

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Doctors Should Start Advocating Dietary Options to Treat Heart Disease Daniela Drake July 10, 2013

verb
(intransitive) to do futile and unnecessary work
noun
a futile and unnecessary project or work
n.

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