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palaver

noun babble, balderdash, blather, chatter, empty words, foolishness, gab, idle chatter, idle talk, mere chatter, nonsense, prattle, twaddle, words
See also: assembly, confer, conference, consult, council, speak, speech
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At the palaver it developed that the village chief had food, goats, and fowl which he would be glad to dispose of for a proper consideration; but as the consideration would have meant parting with precious rifles and ammunition, or the very clothing from their backs, Usanga began to see that after all it might be forced upon him to wage war to obtain food.
Then she would pounce upon me with a lot of that drivelling poodle palaver and kiss me on the nose--but what could I do?
If I could only drive this into the heads of you rising parliamentary lords, and young swells who "have your ways made for you," as the saying is, you, who frequent palaver houses and West-end clubs, waiting always ready to strap yourselves on to the back of poor dear old John, as soon as the present used-up lot (your fathers and uncles), who sit there on the great parliamentary-majorities' pack-saddle, and make believe they're guiding him with their red-tape bridle, tumble, or have to be lifted off!
That's the way to go to work--right to the end at once, and no palaver.
Bring out your vouchers, and don't talk Jerusalem palaver.
Which roughly translated means: "I'm a lazy sod and I can't be faffed with all the palaver of wedding invitations, choosing flowers and churches and talking to OK
But it's just an incredible palaver, because everything changes - first-last blast, player goal minutes.
THE article by Dave Robson in the Gazette, What A Palaver, illustrates just how naive councillors think we are.
Yes it was a palaver, yes it took an age, yes it's taken much that is pleasant out of the travel experience.
All this concert palaver may make it difficult for them to relax.
WHY all the palaver at the suggestion of the rebuilding of New Street Station?
I am no great fan of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, but I suppose it was inevitable that Dan O'Neill should have a blast at it in his Echo column - 'Taffs keep out of Cardiff" and all the rest of his pseudo Irish palaver.