What's (there) to know?

What's (there) to know?

There isn't anything particularly remarkable, noteworthy, or worthwhile to know (about whatever the other person asked). A: "I never knew you lived in Nevada, Mom. What was it like?" B: "What's to know? I moved there in my early 20s and started working for a law firm. Then I got a job offer in Seattle a couple years later and moved up here." A: "The board of directors want to know more about your current project." B: "Really? But what's there to know? It's just a new organizational system for the company archives."
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What's (there) to know?

Inf. This doesn't require any special knowledge, so what are you talking about? Bill: Do you know how to wind a watch? Bob: Wind a watch? What's there to know? Sue: We must find someone who knows how to repair a broken lawnmower. Tom: What's to know? Just a little tightening here and there. That's all it needs.
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