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1British(bother)jaleo masculine informallío masculinefollón masculine Spain informalborlote masculine Mexico informalwhat a palaver! — ¡qué jaleo (or follón etc.)! informal
- Since I've started the whole palaver, I may as well carry it forward.
- The administration may be doing the press a small favor by snubbing it, freeing reporters to abandon their scripted palaver and dig elsewhere for stories.
- Now the interesting part of this whole palaver comes when you have a couple of people both using the system.
- Hence its 80 years of more or less continual crisis, in which the current palaver is a relatively minor squall.
- There was no introductory palaver, he went on stage and went straight into the music and song.
- We found a bar and had a couple of drinks and, after some palaver, managed to order some food, and we chatted about all sorts of stuff.
- There was plenty of other sorts of entries before this recent palaver.
- Tons of people enjoy lurid palaver on an astonishingly wide variety of topics, and your specific frame of reference is not a bit rare.
- He said: ‘We thought hayracks were more in keeping than hanging baskets - we can't believe all the fuss and palaver.
- Jo also sent me running for the dictionary when, after observing a particularly chaotic family row, she turned to the camera and exclaimed, ‘What a palaver!’
- There's some big issues to consider with all this marriage palaver.
- He'll be stuck in the books and therefore we might be spared the endless palaver about his every move.
- The author of this nauseating palaver is obviously so in love with what he thinks is his own eloquent rhetoric that he fails to notice his laughable double entendre.
- I don't know why I should feel the need to go through all this palaver.
- At first it seems like an awful lot of palaver, but actually the crepe maker is rather a good idea because you can't get them thin enough in an ordinary frying pan.
- That's what I'm coming up to Edinburgh to talk about this month: about the book and, presumably, its attendant fuss and palaver.
- All that travelling abroad and wedding palaver were just desperate, elaborate stunts to get new stories!
- Some parts of the world remain satisfyingly oblivious to all this palaver, however, as this true tale from a Scottish hostelry so splendidly proves.
- From the rainforests of Tasmania to the dunes of the Sahara, they swapped the pains and palaver of the 21st century for the pleasures of a purer planet.
- I'm just trying to say that food can be normal and not actually a huge great palaver.
2(discussion)there's been a lot of palaver about it, but … — se ha hablado mucho sobre el asunto, pero …
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