We stayed on good terms even though the magazine story was hardly a puff piece, and made considerable waves in Italy.
please!; an expression of indignation, disbelief, or scorn; also written puh-lease, puh-leez
You're going to teach me how to ice skate? Puh-leeze!
alteration of please
Something written in extravagant praise, esp for sales purposes; hype: But as my brassy page-one editor would say, those portrayals are puff pieces (1980s+)