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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Under Michal’s businesslike direction everything went off without a hitch. (W. S. Maugham, “Theatre”)

    without a hitch = irreproachably, beyond reproach, like a house on fire, like one o’clock, smoothly

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    Default Re: without a hitch

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Under Michal’s businesslike direction everything went off without a hitch. (W. S. Maugham, “Theatre”)

    without a hitch = irreproachably, not necessarily
    beyond reproach, not necessarily
    like a house on fire, no
    like one o’clock, sounds rather old-fashioned to me
    smoothly, YES.
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