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codswallop

[kodz-wol-uh p] /ˈkɒdzˌwɒl əp/
noun, British Slang.
1.
nonsense; rubbish.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; origin obscure
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  • It seems pretty certain that the chiropractic notion of subluxations causing problems or disease is a load of codswallop.
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codswallop

/ˈkɒdzˌwɒləp/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) nonsense
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for codswallop
n.

said to be from 19c. (but first attested 1963), perhaps from wallop, British slang for "beer," and cod in one of its various senses, perhaps "testicles."

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