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[hoop-lah, hwoop-, woop-] /ˈhup lɑ, ˈʰwup-, ˈwup-/
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  1. A joyous and boisterous clamor; hoo-ha: Is this hoopla for my birthday?
  2. A noisy fuss; a commotion: His arrival started a big hoopla
  3. Advertising or promotion; ballyhoo, flack: I say this is a lot of unnecessary hoopla

[1877+; perhaps fr hoop-la!, the stagecoach driver's exhortation to his horses]

whole shooting match, the

noun phrase

The totality; everything; the whole thing; the WHOLE SCHMEAR

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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