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Definition of bells and whistles

bells and whistles

noun - plural

  • features added to something to make it nicer, but which don't affect the core functionality.
    Ugh. We demoed it to the CEO, but he wants us to add a bunch of bells and whistles.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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Definitions include: acronym for "assault and battery".
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Other terms relating to 'whistle':

Definitions include: to reveal misdeeds of (one's) employer.
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Definitions include: penis.
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Definitions include: stomach aches associated with diarrhea.
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