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A.Word.A.Day--Mickey Mouse

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Mickey Mouse (MIK-ee mous) adjective

1. Trivial; petty.
2. Insignificant or useless.

[After Disney cartoon character Mickey Mouse.]

"A French Church of Scientology spokeswoman calls a French government report urging dissolution of the church a 'slap-dash Mickey Mouse job in which facts are pulled out of a hat.'"
Scientologists Denounce French Report; UPI; Feb 9, 2000.

This week's theme: Eponyms from fiction


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