boondoggle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"boondoggle" in British English

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boondogglenoun [C]

uk   /ˈbuːnˌdɒɡ.l̩/  us   /-ˌdɑː.ɡl̩/ US informal
an ​unnecessary and ​expensivepiece of ​work, ​especially one that is ​paid for by the ​public: The ​senator called the new ​highwaysproposal "a ​fraud and a boondoggle that the ​taxpayer should not ​tolerate."
(Definition of boondoggle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boondoggle" in American English

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boondogglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbunˌdɑɡ·əl, -ˌdɔ·ɡəl/
an ​expensiveprogram that is a ​waste of ​money, esp. one using ​publicmoney: Voters say they are ​fed up with such boondoggles.
(Definition of boondoggle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"boondoggle" in Business English

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boondogglenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbuːnˌdɒɡl/ US informal
POLITICS an unnecessary and ​expensivepiece 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.
(Definition of boondoggle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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