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  1. boondoggle

    • IPA[ˈbo͞onˌdäɡəl]

    美式

    • n.
      work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value;a public project of questionable merit that typically involves political patronage and graft
    • v.
      waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects
    • verb: boondoggle, 3rd person present: boondoggles, gerund or present participle: boondoggling, past tense: boondoggled, past participle: boondoggled

    • noun: boondoggle, plural noun: boondoggles

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value writing off the cold fusion phenomenon as a boondoggle best buried in literature
    • a public project of questionable merit that typically involves political patronage and graft they each drew $600,000 in the final months of the great boondoggle

    動詞

    • 1. waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects the only guarantees are higher taxes and bureaucratic boondoggling
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    • IPA[ˈbuːndɒɡ(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      an unnecessary, wasteful, or fraudulent project: he characterized the defense program as an unworkable boondoggle
    • v.
      spend money or time on unnecessary, wasteful, or fraudulent projects: the only guarantees are higher taxes and bureaucratic boondoggling

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