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so

informal
1. Used as an intensifier. I am so ready to be done with my exams! Gas has gotten so expensive in the last few years!
2. Used to emphasize that something is true (or not), especially when someone has claimed the opposite. A: "I'm thinking of moving to the countryside." B: "Yeah, right. You're so not leaving the city. You'd die of boredom out there! A: "Mom! Timmy didn't clean up his room!" B: "I did so! Don't tell lies, Billy!"
3. Used rhetorically to express that one is indifferent to or finds no importance in what is being discussed. A: "You've got a lot of great qualities—any woman would be mad not to think you're a catch!" B: "So? Sarah was the only girl for me, and now she's gone forever." So didn't finish high school—big deal! Plenty of people drop out and go on to have great lives.
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so (what)

Inf. Why does that matter? (Can be considered rude.) Bob: Your attitude always seems to lack sincerity. Mary: So what? John: Your car sure is dusty. Sue: So?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

so

mod. very. (An intensifier that can appear before prepositional phrases and other selected adjectives that typically are not intensified.) I was so toasted that I said, “I’m so out of here!”
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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