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boring

1. a gait in a horse in which the horse leans heavily on the bit.
2. in racing, movement of a horse to put lateral pressure on another horse racing beside it.
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My greatest punishment would be to be confined in the classic conception of a utopia, where nothing ever goes wrong and everyone is permanently, boringly happy," he wrote.
Today the problems Poland wrestles with have a boringly familiar ring to a Westerner: Reforms to the welfare system, in health and education.
Would Cinderella really recover her boringly good mood just after her stepsisters had torn her only decent dress in half?
In fact, what has changed during the eight years that McClintick worked on this book is that the turf wars between rival drug factions have been resolved, so now business runs smoothly, professionally, and boringly, like AT&T.
With regard to anticipating the presence and involvement of colloids, he says: "We found surface waters were boringly predictable.
While overall IT market growth will appear almost boringly moderate, its impact will be the opposite," said Frank Gens, senior vice president of Research at IDC.
But if one defines 'boring' as predictable and unchanged, one captures the state of the education sector, with problems now boringly familiar: double or triple class shifts for lack of classrooms to serve a burgeoning student population, primitive or decrepit facilities, schoolchildren displaced by internal conflict or forced to work despite their tender age, teacher shortage, measly pay for teachers-and, of late, teachers displaced with the implementation of the K-to-12 program.
It is not a book to become familiar with in a train carriage as I originally intended, although strong was the temptation to compete with boringly loud phone users with their appointments and dealmaking.
As for Lord Heseltine's proposals, they are a mix of the boringly predictable and the utterly useless, in my opinion.
I am too boringly insecure, which makes me ridiculously down to earth" Bette Midler wishes she could be more of a diva.
The BBC, scrupulously, boringly unbiased, is an easy patsy.
It's boringly dull, but totally true that nothing gets decided now - I just hope that it is a decent spectacle worthy of the billing because very little is these days.