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bells and whistles

A popular term for non-essential features or anything extraneous to a particular device or subject—e.g., colour and high-tech or ostentatious graphics in an otherwise scholarly textbook, or an imaging device that outputs files data and images to non-specialists and patients.
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As opposed to a plain vanilla put option, it provides limited insurance, though the premium paid will be lower.
It's plain vanilla, but lots of people love vanilla ice cream.
12 of the kernel, but Red Hat has tweaked the plain vanilla OS to make installation easier, to improve update information and access and to add new system management capabilities.
To be sure, a plain vanilla intranet connection is not as sophisticated as a LAN and Notes setup.
All the files are in plain vanilla ASCII, so the disc could be used on a wide variety of computers.
i) Enter into a plain vanilla swap for T + N periods with Firm A paying, and Firm B receiving, the fixed rate of [F.
Many asset managers with actively managed funds have been investing in smart beta products in the hopes that their lower costs would "reignite asset growth" at a lower price than their active funds and at a higher price than plain vanilla index funds, says Stephen Tu, senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service.
SGX proposes to apply the regulatory framework only to plain vanilla bonds with an initial minimum principal amount of S$300 million and a maximum tenure of 10 years.
who was the chief sponsor of the law that created the CFPB, said lawmakers specifically rejected a proposal by the Obama administration to require those plain vanilla products.
Lenders including PKO Bank Polski SA and Komercni Banka AS run simpler, plain vanilla banking models, have no capital concerns, have appealing long-term growth prospects as well as fiscally healthier sovereigns.
Whether it's plain vanilla or chocolate, or with names like bittersweet chocolate chunks, s'mores, caramel swirl or peanut butter toffee, ice cream is enjoyed by 90 percent of this country's population.
We made the choice to adhere to a plain vanilla implementation of PeopleSoft, redesigning our business practices to fit within the system.