Examples of claptrap in a Sentence
His entire speech was nothing but claptrap.
I'm tired of hearing all that claptrap about how hard her life is.
Recent Examples of claptrap from the Web
The Orlando Sentinel's Scott Maxwell calls this a nakedly political bit of claptrap that exempts the only unions that have an outside chance of endorsing Republicans.
And both their video ads on social media and the speeches at their convention were devoid of Marxist claptrap.
This defense is the most morally and ethically shallow claptrap offered up to public discourse since Trump took office.
Nolan’s main argument—for a streaming company that still commits in some way to the cinema experience—is not some elitist claptrap, but a reasonable plea from an artist who believes that movies are best enjoyed, if possible, in movie theaters.
Some cosmic claptrap is invoked, and the four are allowed back to Earth for one final concert.
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