Boondoggle


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Boondoggle

A large, expensive project of no particular use. It especially refers to squandering government or corporate money. The term refers to perceived wasteful recreational activities provided to the unemployed during the New Deal in the United States.
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While cost overruns are a common factor in declaring a project a boondoggle, that does not necessarily mean the project has no benefit.
If our provincialism remains, if the vanity endures, if the boondoggle mentality continues to dominate, then our future looks bleak.
Its time to move forward on a clean energy future of solar, wind and energy efficiency with no more money wasted on the dirty, dangerous, risky boondoggle underway at Vogtle.
Well, we've teamed up with Boondoggle to make part of that dream come true.
Instead, he blamed Congress for what he called the "disgrace" of the recently enacted defense budget, although he knew full well that the rules of military pork require that one of the services submits a boondoggle as a "requirement" somewhere deep in the small print, whereupon a Senator or Congressman slips it into the bill.
s support of British Steel and British Leyland, "the biggest boondoggle of all.
A broad coalition of teacher, parent, civic, religious, civil-liberties, and other groups made it clear to most voters that Proposition 174 was a multi-billion-dollar boondoggle that would cost them dearly, wreck public education in the state (already weakened by a tax-cut amendment to the state constitution more than a decade ago), create social fissures along religious and other lines, and violate every citizen's constitutional right not to be taxed to support religious institutions.
Schanberg, as all the world knows, had caused grave offense to Sulzberger and, indeed, to Sulzberger's relatives by writing frankly about the horrors of the Western-style economic boondoggle called Westway (whose advisory committee is chaired by Punch's sister Marian).
com, planners have access to a new tool: a meeting planning timeline - with topics including why to select Hawaii, combating the boondoggle perception, productivity and results - featuring testimonial video from past clients sharing why their Hawaii meeting was a success.
Brushing aside key public health safeguards to impose a boondoggle of a border wall is absurd.
I have never been able to think about Star Wars without recalling this scene at the launch of the great boondoggle.