Bronx cheer

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Synonyms for Bronx cheer

any of various derisive sounds of disapproval

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Synonyms for Bronx cheer

a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

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"World-class" indeed--and even more fun, the story could include a subtle raspberry, a quiet Bronx cheer, directed east at the self-appointed centre of the Canadian universe.
Right in der Fuehrer's face!" It's sung with a playfully exaggerated German accent, and every "Heil!" is punctuated by a raspberry (the famed Bronx cheer).
It's been A long time since New York City, home of the Bronx Cheer, the one-finger salute, and at least one headless body in a topless bar, was the world capital of feisty, in-your-face attitude.
Dreamy, trippy lyrics about enjoying your house, it's a classic come down STIGMA Bronx Cheer! This offering by Stigma kicks-off with the grumbling roar of a guitar kicking into life before being followed by some nifty heavy metal fretwork.
But when Hayes was advised to hone his trade for a while in the hinterlands of Idaho or Ohio or Iowa (somewhere west of the Hudson) before he could break into the big time back home, the Yonkers native gave that idea a Bronx cheer and began to wrestle with God's plan for him.
(The story doesn't specify whether these were AAAs, AAs, Cs, Ds, 9-volts or--heaven forbid--those blocky 6-volts, but I suppose they all can do damage.) I doubt whether New York nursing home administrators routinely have batteries thrown at their heads (correct me if I'm wrong), but I can well imagine unhappy families there offering various versions of the Bronx cheer.
In a transparent ploy to establish her New York roots, she donned a Yankees cap and received the Bronx cheer. And in an awkward attempt to court the influential Jewish vote, she alternately kissed and then kissed off the wife of Yasser Ararat.