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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Work of little or no value done merely to look busy v. - Do useless, wasteful, or trivial work.

Usage examples (34)
  • This has been a boondoggle and a PR sham that pays utilities to build more dirty plants while claiming to be coming clean.
  • I wonder who's going to get thrown under the bus after this boondoggle is straightened out?
  • Mr. Walker had made opposing the train, which he called a boondoggle, a central issue in his campaign.
  • That RTID behemoth might pass, but as long as the ST rail boondoggle is on it, I will NEVER vote for it. for more
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