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boondoggling

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  • A boondoggle is a project that wastes time and money. The term arose from a 1935 New York Times report that more than $3 million had been spent on dubious recreational activities for the jobless as part of the New Deal. The term "Boondoggle" may also be used to refer to protracted. — “Boondoggle (project) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Boondoggle or boon doggle may refer to: Boondoggle (project), term for a scheme that wastes time and money. Scoubidou, a knotting and plaiting craft known in the U.S. as "boondoggle" Gimp (thread), a type of thread used in making boondoggles and lanyards. — “Boondoggle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Fourth, in Mayor La Guardia's words, it provided us with 'Boondoggling Exhibit A.' " The test which the Housing Authority won was the right to exercise the powerful tool of "eminent domain." An owner of two tenements on East 3rd Street contended. — “First Houses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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