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Does "news dump" mean "news that are full of craps"/"useless news"?


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Like most aspects of Trump’s presidency, the perceived news dump enraged his detractors and buoyed his most ardent supporters, while leaving open the question of how it will be received by voters who don’t fit neatly into either camp.

Source: WashingtonPost
 

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If you dump news, you release something you think will be unpopular at a time when it will get the least attention. People were distracted by the disaster, so these stories would get less attention than normal if released on Friday evening.
 

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news that is full of crap

"Crap" is a mass noun. It has no plural.

The reason the spell checker didn't complain about "craps" is because it assumed you intended the third-person singular verb instead.

Also, "news" always uses a singular verb.
 

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The spell checker might also have thought you meant the casino dice game "craps".
 

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Craps is also played outside of casinos, at least in North America. In my youth I played quite a bit, mostly in people's homes but occasionally in back alleys (mews for you speakers of BrE).
 

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probus, 'back alleys' or 'back streets' are just fine for us. Mews are now stylish areas with posh houses.
 
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