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    viper/fiddlesticks/there is no question

    Dear teachers,


    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?


    "A viper--a fiddlestick," said Miss Sharp to the old lady, almost fainting with astonishment


    In my humble opinion it has to be: "A viper - fiddlesticks."......

    a viper - fiddlesticks = Snake! Rubbish!/Nonsense!


    There is no question of gratitude between us.


    there is no question = out of question = not worth considering


    Thanks for your efforts.


    Regards,


    V.

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    Re: viper/fiddlesticks/there is no question

    I definitely agree with you Vil, so you could be right

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