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  • noun Plural form of boffin.


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  • Informed Whitehall sources said GCHQ "boffins" – of all ages – were subjected to particular pressure in their private life because of the nature of their specialist knowledge and skills and the secrecy surrounding them.

    MI6 worker murdered, stuffed in a bag and dumped in a bath

  • Aside from "boffins" such as myself and others like me who may read too deep into lighthearted films, a regular Joe just wants a 90 min time killer.

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  • The "boffins" I was thinking of were the political tall forehead types over there, not the good guys.

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  • Only Coleridge thought you needed 'boffins' to edit a video compilation.

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  • Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the Treasury "boffins" had done their homework.

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  • Al Gore asserts the scientific consensus of an anthropogenic cause for the climate change effect, something in which I assume the "boffins" at the Met Office concur. Top News

  • Peter Crouch arguably the most hard done by man in football People, who if I was writing for a tabloid newspaper I would be obliged to describe as 'boffins', have discovered that referees are heightist and frequently unfairly punish taller players.

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  • Physics and Chemistry seem so remote, and restricted to 'boffins'.


  • They'll have clever boffins working fer them no doubt who are clued up on shares, but I still say that it's still a guesstimate from the "boffins" too!


  • Michael Apted told me when he was making Enigma (his thriller celebrating the work of the "boffins" of - Frontpage RSS Feed


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