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ho-humadjective

 us   /ˈhoʊˈhʌm/ infml
not ​interesting; ​boring: The ​chessmatch was a ho-hum ​affair, ​ending in a ​draw.
(Definition of ho-hum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"ho-hum" in British English

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ho-humexclamation

uk   /ˌhəʊˈhʌm/  us   /ˌhoʊ-/
an ​expression used when someone is ​bored, or when they ​accept that something ​unpleasant cannot be ​stopped from ​happening: So I need to do it all again. Ho-hum.

ho-humadjective

uk   /ˌhəʊˈhʌm/  us   /ˌhoʊ-/
(Definition of ho-hum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ho-hum”
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示厌烦或接受不愉快的事实)哼…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示厭煩或接受不愉快的事實)哼…
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