Is that a fact?(redirected from is that so)
is that a fact
Really? Is that so? Can be used sarcastically to convey annoyance. Is that a fact? I had no idea she used to be a professional golfer. So Greg is the best one for the promotion, huh? Is that a fact?
Is that a fact?
Is that really true? Is that so? Can be used to indicate simple acknowledgement or surprise, or sarcastically to indicate disbelief. A: "John's got the flu so he'll have to skip this week." B: "Is that a fact? That's too bad. Tell him I hope he feels better." A: "I'm actually a black belt." B: "Is that a fact? Wow, I never knew you were so highly trained." A: "I'd be rich if J.K. Rowling didn't steal my idea!" B: "Is that a fact? Gee, too bad for you."
is that a fact?
Also, is that so? Phrases indicating that one is following what another person is saying. These expressions, which require no reply, can be used either straightforwardly, as in You mean you've flown to Paris three times just this month? Is that a fact? or sarcastically, expressing disbelief or contempt, as in Just wait, I'll be promoted over you before the year is out.-Oh yeah, is that so? [Late 1800s]