I came across a sentence, which I am utterly incapable of understanding. I can , at the first place , not understand meaning of verb " dispatch " here . Why has the writer used this verb with 'as'? Has the writer used " had a brisk way of dispatching " as an idiom ? My reason for this is that we have an idiom " have a way of doing sth ".
Whether the world is made of matter, spirit or green cheese is not a question over which Marx lost much sleep. He was disdainful of such large metaphysical abstractions, and had a brisk way of dispatching them as idly speculative. As one of the most formidable minds of modernity, Marx was notably allergic to fancy ideas.
The text is from a book by Terry Egelton