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Stuff and nonsense   /stəf ənd nˈɑnsɛns/   Listen
Stuff and nonsense

Senseless talk.  Synonyms: hooey, poppycock, stuff.

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"Stuff and nonsense" Quotes from Famous Books

... these words, he exclaimed: "You're talking still more stuff and nonsense?" and forthwith entering the grotto, Chia Cheng went on to ask of Chia Chen, "Are there any ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book I • Cao Xueqin

... characteristics. She was a tall, angular, grave-visaged person, possessing such decided, common-place good sense that she came under the head of that feminine class which Dickens has taught the world to designate as "strong-minded." There was no "stuff and nonsense" about her; she had a due appreciation of her own estimable attributes, as well as a firm conviction of the equality of all mankind, or, more especially, womankind. When she accepted a situation, it was in the conscientious belief that the persons ...
— Fairy Fingers - A Novel • Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

... "Stuff and nonsense!" he said. "You call that a gallant action? I call it a foolish boy's trick. What right has Frank to risk getting rheumatic fever, and being laid up as a cripple for life, ...
— Captain Bayley's Heir: - A Tale of the Gold Fields of California • G. A. Henty

... cruel—Can you be unmoved while you see your Sophy in this dreadful condition? Can the best of fathers break my heart? Will he kill me by the most painful, cruel, lingering death?"—"Pooh! pooh!" cries the squire; "all stuff and nonsense; all maidenish tricks. Kill you, indeed! Will marriage kill you?"—"Oh! sir," answered Sophia, "such a marriage is worse than death. He is not even indifferent; I hate and detest him."—"If you detest un never so much," cries Western, "you shall ha'un." This he bound by ...
— The History of Tom Jones, a foundling • Henry Fielding

... is what she thought,) "why don't he speak out, and not go beating about the bush in this ridiculous manner! What's he afraid of? Refusal, indeed! Stuff and nonsense!" ...
— A Terrible Secret • May Agnes Fleming

... "Stuff and nonsense!" cries Mr. Jay, with all the effrontery of a veteran in crime. "We have kept the secret up to this time, and we will manage cleverly to the end. Have a drop of brandy-and-water, and you will feel as certain about ...
— The Queen of Hearts • Wilkie Collins

... then thought I had lost you for ever; and you are by my side; and now the minstrels are going to play again. Sin and misery? Stuff and nonsense!" ...
— The Cloister and the Hearth • Charles Reade

... "Stuff and nonsense, John! I don't believe in waitin' for messengers. That's meetin' them half way. I believe in bein' so busy that he'll have a hard time to catch up ...
— Drusilla with a Million • Elizabeth Cooper

... "Stuff and nonsense," said Mr. Smithson. "You'll lose all them ideas as soon as you're married. You'll have somebody to look after you and help ...
— Ship's Company, The Entire Collection • W.W. Jacobs

... aback, and of being quite ready to give in. We settled our business about delivering the letter, and handing over the money, in no time. I was to draw out a document, which he was to sign. He knew the document was stuff and nonsense, just as well as I did, and told me I was only proposing it to swell my client's bill. Sharp as he was, he was wrong there. The document was not to be drawn out to gain money from Mr. Frank, but to gain time from Mr. Davager. ...
— After Dark • Wilkie Collins

... "Stuff and nonsense! I don't believe a word of it. It's all a got-up story. Go to the window, missy; I thought I heard a horse. ...
— Middlemarch • George Eliot

Words linked to "Stuff and nonsense" :   hokum, argot, nonsensicality, lingo, meaninglessness, jargon, bunk, cant, slang, nonsense, patois, vernacular

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