Thanks a yahoo

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  • *cat*

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    Slovene
    I agree with ewie.
    It's just a sarcastic way of saying that someone has done you nothing or even that he/she have done you something bad (get you in trouble) and it would be better if they haven't involved themselves at all.
     

    pjskeleton

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    English - American
    By any chance did you hear it in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? That's where I remember it from, and the above posters got it right.
     

    pjskeleton

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    English - American
    As far as I'm aware that's the only time it was ever used in a movie too. Funny guys in that one. The rich posh one also played the villan in the first Herbie movie.
     

    grubble

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    British English
    "Thanks a <noun>" is a common expression that can be genuine or sarcastic. Which is the case depends on the noun and on the tone of voice of the speaker.

    Thanks a million - usually genuine

    Thanks a lot - could be genuine or sarcastic depending on tone

    Thanks a bunch/Thanks a yahoo - sarcastic

    Thanks for nothing - purely negative
     
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