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that's saying something

Used to emphasize that what was just said is of even greater significance than might be assumed because of some underlying aspect or context of what one is discussing. My brother could hit me harder than you, and that's saying something, because he's only six years old! Even the megacorporation Boogle Inc. is opposed to the new tax proposal, claiming it unfairly benefits the wealthy. Now that's really saying something, considering they'd probably stand to benefit from it more than anyone else. This is the most confusing novel I've ever read, and considering I did my master's thesis on Ulysses, that's saying something!
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