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boondogglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbunˌdɑɡ·əl, -ˌdɔ·ɡəl/
an expensive program that is a waste of money, esp. one using public money: Voters say they are fed up with such boondoggles.
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boondogglenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbuːnˌdɒɡl/ US informal
POLITICS an unnecessary and expensive piece of work, especially one paid for by the public: Environmentalists call the road a boondoggle that would carve up one of the largest mountain wildernesses left in the East.
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