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My sentiments exactly.

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  1. reimasa Junior Member

    Japan, Japanese
    <<My sentiments exactly.>>

    This is the line from the movie, "MammaMia." I want to know the meaning and is it commonly used in daily conversation?
     
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  2. katutarcin Junior Member

    Turkish
    my true feelings,
    how I really feel,
    my exact feelings...
     
  3. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Adelaide
    Australia English
    Yes, it is commonly used.

    Also, "my sentiments precisely".
     
  4. Elwintee Senior Member

    London England
    England English
    The phrase also carries the meaning of "I agree with you."
    A: "I think the latest tax hike is appallingly ill-timed."
    B: "My sentiments exactly/precisely."
     
  5. reimasa Junior Member

    Japan, Japanese
    Katutarcin and Brioche and Elwinlee, Thank you very much indeed. I understand very well.
     
  6. Jinny132345 New Member

    English
    No it's not. It was used in Only Fools and Horses, years and years before Mamma Mia.

    The script is below

    Rodney

    Well, you know, I'm not one of these grab the money and run merchants.
    My philosophy's always been: look after the future now!

    Alan

    My sentiments exactly.

    it's from the episode Miami Twice

    Rodney
    Well, you know, I'm not one
    of these grab the money and
    run merchants. My philoso-
    phy's always been: look
    after the future now!

    Alan
    My sentiments exactly.
     
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  7. reimasa Junior Member

    Japan, Japanese
    Thank you very much for the useful information, Jinny



     

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