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(Are you) ready for this?

1. Are you prepared to hear some very exciting, shocking, or surprising news? The letter said my Great Aunt Marjory passed away, and—ready for this?—she left me nearly half a million dollars in her will! Ready for this? Apparently, the bank made some error and is refunding all their clients between $500-$1000.
2. Are you ready to do begin this intense or strenuous activity? Are you ready for this? It promises to be the most important case of our legal career.
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(Are you) ready for this?

a way of presenting a piece of news or information that is expected to excite or surprise the person spoken to. Tom: Boy, do I have something to tell you! Are you ready for this? Mary: Sure. Let me have it! Tom: Now, here's a great joke! Are you ready for this? It is so funny! Alice: I can hardly wait.
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(Are you) ready for this?

interrog. Are you prepared to hear this news? (A way of presenting a piece of news or information that is expected to excite or surprise the person spoken to.) Boy, do I have something to tell you! Are you ready for this?
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ready for this?

verb
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