One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A curt and unhelpful reply.
curt, abrupt, terse, brusque, blunt, short, clipped, snappy, snappish, sharp, crisp, tart, gruff, offhand, ungracious, rude, impolite, discourteous, bad-temperedView synonyms
- ‘But wanting a game console and a mobile phone for a birthday got a pretty dusty answer.’
- ‘Anyone who did approach us would be given a dusty answer.’
- ‘They tried to force a political blueprint on to the North East and they got a dusty answer.’
- ‘The SSP's representative raising this point in debate, received a dusty answer from the First Minister about not running to Westminster ‘every time we have a nose-bleed’.’
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