Translation of mumbo jumbo in Spanish:

mumbo jumbo

Pronunciation /ˌməmboʊ ˈdʒəmboʊ//ˌmʌmbəʊ ˈdʒʌmbəʊ/

noun

derogatory

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    it's all mumbo jumbo to me me suena todo a chino informal
    • legal mumbo jumbo jerigonza legal
    • religion, he said, was a lot of mumbo jumbo dijo que la religión no era más que paparruchas
    • Effie is at Dundee University, caught up in women's liberation meetings, Socialist Worker Party sit-ins and the incomprehensible ramblings of her tutors to explain the art of the novel in terms of post-structuralist mumbo-jumbo.
    • But the programs aimed at putting these guys to work, according to the documents I'm looking at, are woefully underfunded and getting held up by the same old interagency mumbo-jumbo.
    • But one works on it for so long that all sorts of psychological mumbo-jumbo gets bound up in it.
    • This may sound like futuristic mumbo-jumbo, and I happily confess that I wrote the preceding paragraph with an eye to catching your attention, even if only by the somewhat dangerous route of courting your immediate disapproval!
    • It was if he was teasing me with the start of a question, then regressing into mumbo-jumbo just to confuse me.
    • It's all mumbo-jumbo, ancient rituals that for some extraordinary reason we've stuck with.
    • Don't tell me you actually believe in that sailor mumbo-jumbo.
    • Could you imagine how you would feel if you visited your doctor and he started to spout some mumbo-jumbo about your ‘humours’ being out of balance, and how the best course was for you to be purged and bled?
    • All that is historic mumbo-jumbo as Indonesia now turns the corner and heads for a future that could well be the envy of many.
    • So, in spite of what I wrote above, I don't think we should get ourselves caught up in some sort of legal mumbo-jumbo legal definition of what ‘identify’ means.
    • But that's all insider mumbo-jumbo which is really neither here nor there.
    • I don't think he is looking for handouts, just someone to shine a path for him through all the jargon and technical mumbo-jumbo.
    • Cast away all that mumbo-jumbo new age ideas one might have about meditation.
    • Because that's when mumbo-jumbo has taken over from reason.
    • Eventually, I'm told, maps will be rendered redundant by Global Positioning Systems, which will mark a triumph of science over mumbo-jumbo.
    • The clear distinction between right and wrong has been lost in sociological mumbo-jumbo and politically correct nonsense.
    • Little wonder that people switch off, or regard it as simply mumbo-jumbo.
    • That's because lenders continue to rely on what I call ‘confusion marketing’ - using financial mumbo-jumbo and an array of different deals to baffle us!
    • We'll worry about the legal mumbo-jumbo later, but expect the menu to remain the same.
    • If you don't understand all of the pseudo-psychological/philosophical mumbo-jumbo, you haven't missed the point.