question Idioms & Phrases
- call into question
- calling into question
- cross question
- In question
- Leading question
- line of questioning
- Out of question
- Out of the question
- Past question
- pop the question
- Previous question
- question mark
- question master
- question of fact
- question of law
- question sheet
- question time
- rhetorical question
- To bag the question
- To beg the question
- To pop the question
- To the question
- yes-no question
call into question
verb challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
- We must question your judgment in this matter
calling into question
noun a challenge to defend what someone has said
demand for explanation.
verb question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side
- The witness was cross-examined by the defense
noun a question asked in cross-examination
Cross"-ques`tion transitive verb
To cross-examine; to subject to close questioning.
adjective satellite open to doubt or suspicion
dubitable; dubious; doubtful.
- the candidate's doubtful past
- he has a dubious record indeed
- what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false
- it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney
- in debate; in the course of examination or discussion; as, the matter or point in question.
noun a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination
- a question so framed as to guide the person questioned in making his reply.
line of questioning
noun an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
line of inquiry.
Out of question
- unquestionably. "Out of question, 't is Maria's hand." Shak.
Out of the question
adjective satellite totally unlikely
impossible; unimaginable; inconceivable.
- beyond the limits or range of consideration; impossible to be favorably considered.
- beyond question; certainly; undoubtedly; unquestionably.
pop the question
verb ask (someone) to marry you
propose; declare oneself; offer.
- he popped the question on Sunday night
- she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
- The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman
noun a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
- a question put to a parliamentary assembly upon the motion of a member, in order to ascertain whether it is the will of the body to vote at once, without further debate, on the subject under consideration.
The form of the question is: "Shall the main question be now put?" If the vote is in the affirmative, the matter before the body must be voted upon as it then stands, without further general debate or the submission of new amendments. In the House of Representatives of the United States, and generally in America, a negative decision operates to keep the business before the body as if the motion had not been made; but in the English Parliament, it operates to postpone consideration for the day, and until the subject may be again introduced. In American practice, the object of the motion is to hasten action, and it is made by a friend of the measure. In English practice, the object is to get rid of the subject for the time being, and the motion is made with a purpose of voting against it. Cushing.
noun a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
noun the host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game
question of fact
noun a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
matter of fact.
question of law
noun a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
matter of law.
noun a written examination
exam paper; examination paper; test paper.
noun a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers
noun a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
- he liked to make his points with rhetorical questions
To bag the question
- to assume that which was to be proved in a discussion, instead of adducing the proof or sustaining the point by argument.
To beg the question
- . See under
To pop the question
- to make an offer of marriage to a lady. Colloq. Dickens.
To the question
- to the point in dispute; to the real matter under debate.
noun a question that can be answered by yes or no