"Here you go"


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At the theater's box office, I bought some movie tickets. Then the female attendant handed me the tickets, saying "here you go." Then I ask her "Where"? She didn't pay attention to my question.

So what does the expression "here you go" mean?

As always, I appreciate everyone's great and helpful response.
  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    This is a wonderful question :D

    "Here you go" = here, take [the tickets].

    To see how we use the expression, imagine this: A and B meet. A has a box of lovely candy.

    A: Would you like some?
    B: Oh, yes please!
    A: Here you go. (while holding out the box)

    The lady at the ticket office probably thought you were joking with her. I sometimes do that, too :)

    A: Let's eat some chips.
    B: Nah, I don't feel like it
    A: Ah, come on!
    B: Where?

    Black Opal

    Senior Member
    "Here they are" [the tickets].

    It's British English. I'm not sure but I'd even say southern British English (feel free to correct me, anyone).

    You might also hear it when someone buys you a drink and gives it to you.
    You might hear it on a bus when you are being given your change.

    It's a fairly friendly, informal way of saying 'here it is'/'here they are' when giving something to someone.
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