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I don't believe you; that's not true. A: "I once caught a fish that was longer than you are tall! I, uh, just didn't have the heart to kill such a majestic creature." B: "Sure, Bill. Whatever you say." A: "I heard the government is looking into eradicating income tax altogether." B: "Yeah, sure. Next thing, they'll be paying you to stay at home in bed all day." A: "Sarah said she was going to clean her room this weekend." B: "Ha! Yeah, sure! I'll believe it when I see it."
See also: sure
informal A phrase of assent or agreement. Used primarily in spoken conversation. No, yeah, I see what you're saying—these lines definitely need to be closer together. No, yeah, Lou is coming—he just texted me that he's running late.
See also: yeah
1. Used as an affirmation of something, usually enthusiastically. A: "Do you really think we have a chance at winning?" B: "Oh yeah! I think we have a great chance!"
2. Used as to express interest in something someone is saying. A: "My father works as a piano tuner." B: "Oh yeah? How'd he get into that?"
3. Used to express disbelief of or childish hostility toward something someone is saying. A: "One of these days, I'll be running this place." B: "Oh yeah? Let me know how that turns out for you." A: "You're just a big stupid head!" B: "Oh yeah? Well, you're a bigger, stupider head!"
4. Used indicate that one has just remembered or thought of something. Oh yeah, that's what I wanted to ask you. Where did you get that suit? A: "And then you just restart the computer to finish installing the software." B: "Oh yeah, duh, I knew that."
informal Used primarily in spoken conversation. Primarily heard in US, Australia.
1. A phrase of assent or agreement. Yeah, no, I see what you're saying—these lines definitely need to be closer together. Yeah, no, Lou is coming—he just texted me that he's running late.
2. A phrase of disagreement. A: "I can't park on this side of the street?" B: "Yeah, no, that's not what I'm saying. You're welcome to park your car anywhere else on the street, just not right here in front of my driveway." Yeah, no, I'm not outdoorsy at all. I don't know where you got that impression.
3. A phrase of refusal. Yeah, no, we won't be able to come on Sunday—I'm sorry. A: "Do you want to volunteer cleaning trash out of the canal with me this weekend?" B: "Um, yeah, no—I won't be doing that."
See also: no
I don't believe you; that's not true. A: "I once caught a fish that was longer than you are tall! I, uh, just didn't have the heart to kill such a majestic creature." B: "Yeah, right, Bill. Whatever you say." A: "Sarah said she was going to clean her room this weekend." B: "Ha, yeah, right! I'll believe it when I see it."
See also: right
yeah, yeah (,yeah)
informal A dismissive phrase commonly used to express impatience, frustration, or incredulity with what the previous speaker has said. Yeah, yeah, we've heard it all before. Now when is your organization going to start taking steps toward real change? A: "And then my dog ate my homework, I swear." B: "Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell me what really happened." A: "I might have forgotten about the assignment." A: "There we go."
See also: yeah
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Inf. Is that what you think? (Rude and hostile.) Tom: You're getting to be sort of a pest. Bill: Oh, yeah? Tom: Yeah. Bob: This sauce tastes bad. I think you ruined it. Bill: Oh, yeah? What makes you think so? Bob: My tongue tells me!
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ˌoh ˈyeah?(spoken) used when you are commenting on what somebody has just said: ‘We’re off to France soon.’ ‘Oh yeah? When’s that?’ ♢ (ironic) ‘I’m going to be rich one day.’ ‘Oh yeah?’ (= I don’t believe you.)
See also: oh
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Oh, yeah?(ˈo ˈjæə)
exclam. Is that what you think?; Are you trying to start a fight? Oh, yeah? What makes you think so?
yeah(ˈjæə and ˈjæɔ)
interj. yes. LEFTY: You okay? BRUNO: Yeah. LEFTY: Yeah? BRUNO: Yeah! I said yeah! Did you hear me say yeah?
exclam. the ultimate sarcastic response of disbelief. Yeah, right! You were just going through my desk looking for a pencil.
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