Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    • Post Thanks / Like

    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.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 51,882
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: all of a doodah

    I'd say so.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts