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On Tuesday, the phoney war ends. The Sun (2017)The issue has helped them to their best week of the phoney campaign so far. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In that sense there is something deeply phoney about his machismo. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was always a bit of a phoney war. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a launch as phoney as the campaign has been so far. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was a phoney budget and the rhetorical battle between the parties is a phoney war. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But a week is a long time in a phoney election campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sounds of the phoney election war are already dimly audible. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The phoney war over the number of potential job losses needs to stop. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the pity is that no side will win this phoney war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The phoney war is almost over. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Pip found the phoney war unbearable. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)Without trying, she makes most other contemporary female singers seem pointless and phoney. The Sun (2008)The indoor season is often something of a phoney war, but not this time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If it seemed inspiring once, too much of it seems phoney now. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They have been impressive in the phoney war of pre-season. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In a period of political phoney war, he is ahead in the polls. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's not phoney or fake. The Sun (2010)It's based on authenticity when there is something phoney about the Mayor. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Without meaning to - and without trying - she made most other contemporary female singers seem pointless and phoney. The Sun (2011)
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