you can say that again!

  • Lora44

    Senior Member
    England, English
    To me, it also implies that the person you're saying this to has just said an understatement.

    For example:

    A: You look like you've had a hard day at work.
    B: You can say that again!

    A: I bet you're excited about your holiday.
    B: You can say that again!

    In both instances it's as though person B is saying 'That's an understatement.' That's my feeling, anyway.
     

    Thomas Tompion

    Member Emeritus
    English - England
    To me, it also implies that the person you're saying this to has just said an understatement.

    For example:

    A: You look like you've had a hard day at work.
    B: You can say that again!

    A: I bet you're excited about your holiday.
    B: You can say that again!

    In both instances it's as though person B is saying 'That's an understatement.' That's my feeling, anyway.
    I'd agee with Lora. If it's not an understatement it's a statement of something which is extremely obvious.
     
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