Is that so?

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Is that so?

 and Is that right? 
1. Is what you said correct? (With rising question intonation.) Henry: These are the ones we need. Andrew: Is that right? They don't look so good to me. Fred: Tom is the one who came in late. Rachel: Is that so? It looked like Bill to me.
2. That is what you say, but I do not believe you. (No rising question intonation. Slightly rude.) Mary: You are making a mess of this. Alice: Is that so? And I suppose that you're perfect? Bob: I found your performance to be weak in a number of places. Henry: Is that right? I suppose you could have done better?
See also: that

is that ˈso?

(informal)
1 used for telling somebody that you are not frightened by their actions or threats: ‘If you don’t shut your mouth I’ll kick you out of the house.’ ‘Is that so? You just try it!’
2 used to express surprise or interest at what somebody has said: ‘He owns twenty cars.’ ‘Is that so?’
See also: that