PHOOEY!

PHOOEY!
= FOOEY!
Фигня! А также "Что за фигня?" - по отношению к чему-то гадкому или тому, с чем не согласен (хотя это почти одно и то же). "Что за фигня?" - это же риторический вопрос, как вы находите?

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  • phooey — interjection Date: 1929 used to express repudiation or disgust …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phooey — interjection An expression of disgust, rejection, or disappointment …   Wiktionary

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