fancy that

fancy that

Wow! Usually said when someone is surprised to hear something. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Did you hear that Ed won that major award?" B: "Really? Fancy that!"
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Fancy that!

 and Imagine that!
I am very surprised to hear that.; That is hard to imagine or believe. Mary: My father was elected president of the board. Sally: Fancy that! Sue: This computer is ten times faster than the one we had before. Jane: Imagine that! Is it easy to operate? Sue: Of course not.
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(just) fancy ˈthat

(old-fashioned, British English, spoken) used as an expression of surprise: ‘He passed all his exams with grade A.’ ‘Well, fancy that.’
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Fancy that!

exclam. Imagine that! Fancy that! There’s a piece of pie left in the fridge.
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Indeed, it is the medium of fancy that allows her to picture the aerial vista.
It is within the terms of fancy that the literature of aeronautics at once indulges in an impulse toward fantasy and strives for its technological realization.