no shit, Sherlock(redirected from Sherlock!)
1. rude slang Obviously; that is or was completely self-evident. A: "I think we need to clear that blockage out of the drain." B: "Yeah, no shit. Thanks for the tip."
2. slang Are you being serious? Wow, is that really true? Although the use of "shit" can be offensive, this usage of the phrase is not intended to be rude. A: "My aunt has a cabin we could use for the weekend." B: "No shit? That would be awesome!"
no shit, Sherlock
rude slang That is or was completely obvious or self-evident. The ironical reference to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is meant to emphasize that the thing mentioned did not require any great intelligence or deduction to determine or know. A: "I think we need to clear that blockage out of the drain." B: "Yeah, no shit, Sherlock. Thanks for the tip." A: "The front of the car is still sticking out into the street." B: "No shit, Sherlock! I don't have room to back up."
Really, do you mean it, as in You took her to a prizefight? No shit! This vulgar slangy interjection is used to express surprise, disbelief, or scornful acknowledgment of the obvious.
no shitused as a way of confirming or seeking confirmation of the truth of a statement.
1. Used to express disbelief.
2. Used to express contemptuous acknowledgment of the obvious.