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GUBU  adj.— «Irish people have a confused, contradictory, even GUBU attitude to property.» —“Nation of property addicts who just want more and more” by John Mulcahy Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland) July 17, 2003...

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GUBU  adj.— «The systemic problems in the Garda management were not confined to its operations in Donegal, Mr McDowell said, reiterating his GUBU-esque description of recent events as: “Frightening, unprecedented, egregious and...

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GUBU  adj.— «My youth was spent in an English hospital, receiving treatment for scoliosis, which also caused spinal curvature. So we were both, as far as Haughey hard-liners were concerned, twisted. But to suggest this was a voluntary...

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GUBU  adj.— «It was always unlikely that Haughey, who survived the arms trial, allegations about land deals in north Dublin and the GUBU saga was going to be tripped up at the age of 71.» —“The Dunne thing” by Rory Godson...

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GUBU  adj.— «In the GUBU days of Fianna Fail, however the company was called upon once more and Mr Savage subsequently made contact with Albert Reynolds and Padraig Flynn.» —“Reynolds sends the message by Carr” by Maol...

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GUBU adj. grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, unprecedented; (hence) disreputable or scandalous. Also n. and attrib. Etymological Note: The acronym was coined in 1983, based on words spoken by Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey in 1982, by...