the matter
phrasal wrong <
nothing's the matter with me
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • the matter — {adj.} Not as it should be; wrong. Used in questions or with negatives or if . * /Why don t you answer me? What s the matter?/ * /John may be slow in arithmetic, but nothing s the matter with his pitching arm./ * /If anything is the matter,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the matter — {adj.} Not as it should be; wrong. Used in questions or with negatives or if . * /Why don t you answer me? What s the matter?/ * /John may be slow in arithmetic, but nothing s the matter with his pitching arm./ * /If anything is the matter,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The Heart of the Matter — For other uses, see The Heart of the Matter (disambiguation). The Heart of the Matter   …   Wikipedia

  • The Mind and the Matter — Infobox Television episode Title = The Mind and the Matter Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = Shelley Berman in The Mind and the Matter Season = 2 Episode = 63 Airdate =May 12, 1961 Production = 173 3659 Writer =Rod Serling Director =Buzz Kulik …   Wikipedia

  • Upon the matter — Matter Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crux of the matter — {n. phr.} The basic issue at hand; the core essence that one must face. * /The crux of the matter is that he is incompetent and we will have to fire him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crux of the matter — {n. phr.} The basic issue at hand; the core essence that one must face. * /The crux of the matter is that he is incompetent and we will have to fire him./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave the matter open — See: LEAVE OPEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave the matter open — See: LEAVE OPEN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Matter — Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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