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I refuse to comment on or have said all that needs to be said about the thing you asked, so move on to the next question. Almost always said as a complete sentence. A: "What do you have to say about these allegations of embezzlement that have been going around lately?" B: "Next question." A: "Sir, you can't dodge this question forever." A: "How are we going to deal with the revenue losses that result from the end of this trade deal?" B: "We'll make sure any such losses are as minimal as possible. Next question."
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Next question.

Inf. That is settled, let's move on to something else. (Usually a way of evading further discussion.) Mary: When can I expect this construction noise to stop? Bob: In about a month. Next question. Bill: When will the board of directors raise the dividend again? Mary: Oh, quite soon. Next question.
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At that, I made sure the man started, for I heard the blunderbuss rattle on the window-sill; and it was after quite a long pause, and with a curious change of voice, that the next question followed:
HAVING shown that no one of the powers transferred to the federal government is unnecessary or improper, the next question to be considered is, whether the whole mass of them will be dangerous to the portion of authority left in the several States.
But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I?
After having established in his own mind what he should NOT have done, the next question was, what he should do, then.
If she had only pressed them a little further--if she had not unconsciously led me astray again by the very next question that fell from her lips--she
The formidable entrance of the captain suspended the next question on her lips.
The next question," he said, "is the question of time.
My next questions were now directed to the one object of ascertaining whether Mr.
When I asked my next questions I put them with this view.
Once the first question is done, the WB process moves to the next question, what is the customer problem or opportunity?
But when asked if he would consider the role with England, Guardiola replied before leaving the room: "Come on, next question.
The next question is that Rafa [Nadal] has 14, Roger [Federer] has 17.
My next question is: Are there any members of this house of peers who previously have been members of the lower House of Commons, and who have been questioned about expenses they had claimed as a Member of Parliament?
Asked whether he would go to the extent of sending her a birthday cake, Binay said with a laugh: Next question, please
The next question was little trickier: The cast members were asked to choose between Black Jack and Frank.