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    #1

    Well, fooey on that jive.

    In the sentence below, what does "fooey on that jive" mean?

    Shuffling useless sheafs of paper from one fake wood desk to another. Well, fooey on that jive.


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    #2

    Re: Well, fooey on that jive.



    It's so pointless as to be laughable.

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    #3

    Re: Well, fooey on that jive.

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    In the sentence below, what does "fooey on that jive" mean?

    Shuffling useless sheafs of paper from one fake wood desk to another. Well, fooey on that jive.
    It means that it's something the writer wouldn't consider doing.
    An almost identical phrase is "sod that for a game of soldiers!"

    "They expected me to spend all day digging ditches - sod that for a game of soldiers!"

    "fooey on that jive" sounds like an American phrase.

    Buggles(not a teacher)


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    #4

    Re: Well, fooey on that jive.

    Absolutely - a pointless exercise.

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