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    all of a doodah

    Dear teachers,

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

    I don’t care if a man’s been fifty years in the business, there’s the same old thrill comes back. Opening night - all of a doodah! I know.(Pristley’s “The Good Companions” book II, chapter III)

    doodah = an unnamed thing, esp an object the name of which is unknown or forgotten

    all of a doodah = highly excited; agitated; confused, perplexed; is not in itself

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 01-Sep-2010 at 08:55.

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    Re: all of a doodah

    I'd say so.


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