I do not want to hear any more of this claptrap and nonsense from you.
"I guess we'd better shet her claptrap once and fer all," he said.
My dears, do let me beg of you not to be caught by claptrap.
That is no claptrap phrase—although it may sound so; there is a great historical truth behind it.
Confound you, do you know who you are talking to, Mr. claptrap?
The retort is on a par with the proposition, and both are claptrap.
I'm getting further and further away from this century and its claptrap.
It was a claptrap, and meant to obtain popularity and assist the Ministerial interest at the election.
Mr Erman despises the common trick and claptrap resorted to by vulgar writers.
Alison is all fudge and claptrap, with his granite squares of infantry and his billows of cavalry.
Nonsense; mendacious cant; bullshit
[1819+; fr early 1700s theatrical use, literally ''a trap toget a clap,'' a device, verbal or otherwise, for milking applause]