But instead we are getting the flapdoodle campaign, in which more and more ado is made about less and less.
Ye remember how he sashayed round newspaper offices in 'Frisco until he could write a flapdoodle story himself?
You're the last man I ever expected to hear that kind of flapdoodle from.
And there's no flapdoodle about him; and he never cried baby in his life.
Reckoning a man's life by years is the biggest sort of flapdoodle.
Listen to me, Henry: we really haven't time for all that sort of flapdoodle now.
For the benefit of the sportsman and gun crank who want plain facts and no flapdoodle, the following statistics are offered.
Give "Tommy" a lot less music and flapdoodle, and a lot more food of good quality, and he'll think a heap more of you.
1833, originally "the stuff they feed fools on" [Marryat]; an arbitrary formation.
Nonsense; foolishness; baloney: He then goes on to utter other flap-doodle for the nourishment of the mind (1833+)