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be (really) something

To be particularly noteworthy, remarkable, interesting, special, or impressive. Wow, this new car of yours is really something! A: "I hope we get a chance to meet the band after the concert." B: "Yeah, now that would be really something!"

oh really

An interjection of interest, surprise, or irritation, usually said in response to a comment from another person. Oh really? How do you know my mom? Oh really? Well, if you don't need me telling you what to do, then I guess you don't need me cooking for you either!
See also: oh, really

(I) really must go.

an expression announcing or repeating one's intention to depart. Bob: It's getting late. I really must go. Jane: Good night, then. See you tomorrow. Sally: I really must go. John: Do you really have to? It's early yet.
See also: must, really

Like I really give a shit!

and LIRGAS
exclam. & comp. abb. I really don’t care. (Usually objectionable.) You are telling me this why? LIRGAS!
See also: give, like, really

What’s really good witcha?

interrog. How are you? Mooshoo! What’s really good witcha.
See also: good, really
References in classic literature ?
He thought I was asleep first, but I wasn't, and lay there for hours trying to decide whether that front pattern and the back pattern really did move together or separately.
Gray, and that you don't really object to being reminded that you are extremely young.
Yes, and I say to you, if you are really strong, really superior, really pious, or impenetrable, which you were right in saying amounts to the same thing -- then be proud, sir, for that is the characteristic of predominance.
Wherever it has really diminished it, the results have always been extremely good.
I'll admit that you're really as kind-hearted and affectionate a scoundrel and hypocrite as ever sold himself to ruin his country.
Gentlemen, the Duke does really feel the bitterness about the curse that he uttered just now.
Well, really, that is generous of you,' said little Hans, and his funny round face glowed all over with pleasure.
He thought of the waiter again, and decided that he was no fool, but a steady, intelligent man: though, said he to himself, "God knows what he may really be; in a country with which one is unfamiliar it is difficult to understand the people one meets.
Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.
But the really repulsive thing is that they feel nothing at all-- about what I do when I have a hot bath.
Ward's women, as we have said, are more organic, sympathetic, and really creative, than her men, and make their vitality evident by becoming, quite naturally, the centres of very [62] life-like and dramatic groups of people, family or social; while her men are the very genii of isolation and division.
They were just everyday questions like these, and when you could not answer them you were told to make a cross; and it was really dreadful what a number of crosses even John made.
Of saying that the handkerchief disappeared into nothingness, when it really disappeared into a small tin cup, attached to my person by a piece of elastic.
I don't know how you managed to make up your mind to come to Redmond at all, if you are really such an undecided person," said amused Priscilla.
Have I really given you that impression, Geraldine?