insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.
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a variant spelling (esp US) of bunkum
empty talk; nonsense
(mainly US) empty or insincere speechmaking by a politician to please voters or gain publicity
a foot having the form of a slightly flattened ball.
out of order; broken; unusable. bankrupt. Slang. dead. noun a stopper, esp of cork or rubber, for a cask, piece of laboratory glassware, etc short for bunghole verb (transitive) (often foll by up) to close or seal with or as with a bung: the car’s exhaust was bunged up with mud (Brit & Austral, slang) […]
bun in the oven
a swindle in which a person is cheated at gambling, persuaded to buy a nonexistent, unsalable, or worthless object, or otherwise victimized. any misrepresentation. to victimize by a bunko. Historical Examples Spring Street James H. Richardson Torchy Sewell Ford Torchy Sewell Ford Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa George W. Peck Spring Street James H. […]