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foofaraw

[foo-fuh-raw] /ˈfu fəˌrɔ/
noun
1.
a great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant.
2.
an excessive amount of decoration or ornamentation, as on a piece of clothing, a building, etc.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; origin uncertain
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  • The one clear parallel shining through all this foofaraw is the tyranny that democracy confers on minorities.

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