Spoil-it-all, Mr

Spoil-it-all, Mr
   A nonce name used in Rabbit Redux, by John Updike. A young man has just explained what happens in a film. ‘Thank you, Mr Spoil-it-all. I feel I’ve seen it now,’ says his mother.

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