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pooh-pooh

verb [T] uk   /ˌpuːˈpuː/ informal us  
to express an opinion that an idea or suggestion is silly or not worth considering: The government has pooh-poohed the idea that primary schools will begin to select pupils.
Translations of “pooh-pooh”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…不屑一顧,蔑視, 貶低…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…不屑一顾,蔑视, 贬低…
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