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hoopla

Brit a fairground game in which a player tries to throw a hoop over an object and so win it
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"All of these productions gave the BVI great exposure in the European and American markets without too much hoop-la," says Skelton.
accept the T-shirts and bottles The result often involves a monosyllabic misery guts solely interested in listening to who her mate snogged on Saturday night and who chucks your bag at you as if playing hoop-la.
Amid the hoop-la over the pounds 193million multimedia, multi-disciplinary, multistorey book storage facility, all the architects, engineers, politicians and commentators have overlooked one omission from the revamped Centenary Square.
It was both notable and admirable that at no stage of the hype and hoop-la did connections of either horse behave anything other than flawlessly.
And it seemed the 23-year-old made the most of his time on the hoop-la stall to impress the ladies.
The author does not shy away from the famous legend about Johnson's apparently instant virtuosity--that he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his chops--but investigates its source and the hoop-la it caused over the previously obscure guitarist, particularly after the movie Crossroads came out in 1989.
hoop-la enthusast Helen Howells with colleagues Wendy Branton, Barbara Ackerley, Ann Spence, Sue Walters, Heather Wilson, Cath Corbett, Nina Jackson, Bernie Downing and Helen Atkins.
In the end, who really cares if of the hoop-la goes away?
The chances of doing business again are better because what we have done speaks louder than the hoop-la from distant drums.
The other, much smaller and more motley, crew was the Colorado River Exploring Expedition, who were joined by their leader, Powell, the day after the hoop-la at Promontory Point, Utah.