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boondoggle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboondoggleboon‧dog‧gle /ˈbuːn ˌdɒɡl $ -ˌdɑːɡl/ noun [singular] American English informal 🔊 🔊 COMPLICATEDan officially organized plan or activity that is very complicated and wastes a lot of time, money, and effort 🔊 a bureaucratic boondoggle
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boondoggleRepublicans called the plan a boondoggle and a drain on federal highway funds.
From Longman Business Dictionaryboondoggleboon‧dog‧gle /ˈbuːnˌdɒgl-ˌdɒːgl/ noun [countable] American English informal an officially organized plan or action that wastes a lot of moneyOpponents say the monorail plan is a boondoggle; projected routes would travel to places that would attract few riders.
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