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ideas, behaviour, or statements that are not true or sensible
stupid and unimportant things that someone says or writes
things that someone says or writes that are not reasonable or sensible
informal something that someone says or writes that is completely false, silly, or wrong
informal speech or writing that is impossible to understand
unreasonable or crazy things that someone says
informal used for saying that what someone says or thinks is nonsense
informal ideas, beliefs, or customs that you think are nonsense
informal the things that someone says on a particular occasion, especially things that are not interesting or sincere because they sound like a prepared speech
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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