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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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Still I suppose the MEPs, in between picking up their pounds 250,000 each, employing their wives and, whoops-a-daisy, funnelling large sums into their own and their relatives' pockets, feel they've got to do something with their time.
And this unfortunate filly wasn't even on the course, but crossing the bridge at Aintree station in her extremely tight skirt and vertiginous stilettos when, whoops-a-daisy, she fell flat on her pert derriere to cacophonous cackles, not only from her chums, but the girls in the ticket office too.
Together with Willis Hall, Waterhouse wrote several plays and revues, among them Celebration (performed 1961), All Things Bright and Beautiful (1962), They Called the Bastard Stephen (1964), Whoops-a-Daisy (1968), Who's Who (1971), Lost Empires (1985; adapted from the novel by J.
We took a peek behind the scenes at Belvedere Hamlets infant school Nativity play to see how preparations for their show, The Whoops-a-daisy Angel, are going.