boondoggle


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work of little or no value done merely to look busy

do useless, wasteful, or trivial work

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The rest of the weekend at the Boondoggle I enjoyed fishing new waters, seeing 40-inch reds cruise beneath my kayak (no eaters), and continuing to meet people whom I'd "Friended" on Facebook.
Dr Henley believes the city council's joint venture company with Capita, Service Birmingham, is a boondoggle.
Boondoggles like to scratch around in the public troughs that hold large public projects.
All it has accomplished with this boondoggle of a bill is to allow drug companies to continue to ratchet up prices while offering confusing and inefficient Band-Aids to seniors and calling it "prescription cost relief.
The CAPCO program is a boondoggle (Robert Schwab, "State money for startups--boon or boondoggle?
More than 40 different ales from around the UK will be on offer during the event including the interestingly named Boondoggle and Wobbly Bob.
Gifts site Boondoggle were forced to call in the receivers after failing to find new finance.
There already exists a feature-film fund within Telefilm, and the creation of another fund co-managed by multipartners could lead to yet another bureaucratic boondoggle like the disbursements of television funds last spring.
This new venture for OSHA could prove to be a monumental bureaucratic boondoggle that will surely increase the cost of construction without real benefits to the consumer.
Still, the predominant attitude among many is that any international travel must be a pleasure-trip boondoggle.
It's just another high-tech boondoggle we can do without.
Dubbed the father of the hydrogen bomb, Teller is also godfather to the multibillion-dollar boondoggle known as Star Wars.
Many researchers, the federal government and the public eventually became disenchanted, writing off the cold fusion phenomenon as a boondoggle best buried in the literature.
This boondoggle should give pause to anyone contemplating the expenditure of hundreds of billions more taxpayer dollars for any federal infrastructure projects as part of any new stimulus package.
This leaves Southern Company and Georgia Power as the lone cheerleaders for a massive boondoggle that leaves families and businesses on the hook for expensive, risky nuclear power they dont need.