stuff and nonsense

Utter foolishness or absurdity, as in Stuff and nonsense, of course I can pack a suitcase. Often used as an interjection, this idiom employs stuff in the sense of “rubbish.” It was first recorded in 1749.


Nearby words

  1. studwork,
  2. study,
  3. study group,
  4. study hall,
  5. stuff,
  6. stuff gown,
  7. stuff it,
  8. stuff one's face,
  9. stuff shot,
  10. stuff the ballot box

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