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noun [uncountable] showing disapproval
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    ecological gadgets and technology which do not save or produce very much energy relative to their cost

    British homes and offices are being plastered with useless eco-bling which makes little difference to the environment.

    Submitted by Kerry on 18/08/2015
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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