what's the idea
Also, what's the big idea; the very idea. What do you think you are doing? What foolishness do you have in mind? For example, What's the idea of taking the car without permission? or You've invited yourself along? What's the big idea? or Take a two-year-old up Mount Washington? The very idea! These phrases, all implying the speaker's disapproval, use idea in the sense of “what one has in mind.” The first two date from about 1900; the third is heard more in Britain than America.
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If you have any thoughts of influencing me or my men to join the regular Confederate army, you may as well give up the idea.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
His idea was that there would be ample time later to order a concentration on either wing or on the centre.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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While Benjy sat contemplating this creature, and wondering what was to be the end of it all, a bright idea occurred to him.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne