Stuff And Nonsense Meaning
(idiomatic) rubbish, foolishness, poppycock
Example: 1859, George Eliot, Adam Bede, Chapter XL,
"Stuff and nonsense!" said Bartle, forgetting in his irritation to whom he was speaking. "I beg your pardon, sir, I mean it's stuff and nonsense for the innocent to care about her being hanged. [â€¦] "
1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 12,
â€œItâ€™s a pun!â€ the King added in an angry tone, and everybody laughed. â€œLet the jury consider their verdict,â€ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
â€œNo, no!â€ said the Queen. â€œSentence firstâ€”verdict afterwards.â€
â€œStuff and nonsense!â€ said Alice loudly. â€œThe idea of having the sentence first!â€
1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Chapter XXVI,
"I wrote it last Monday evening. It's called 'The Jealous Rival; or In Death Not Divided.' I read it to Marilla and she said it was stuff and nonsense. Then I read it to Matthew and he said it was fine. That is the kind of critic I like. [â€¦] "