what's (all) this/that in aid of?

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British, informal
used to ask about the purpose of something"What's all this rushing about in aid of, then?" "We're trying to get things ready for the boss's visit."

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“What's (all) this/that in aid of?.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what%27s%20%28all%29%20this%2Fthat%20in%20aid%20of%3F. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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