Phrase of the day

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11th August 2020

I like the sound of that.

We use this phrase to give a positive reaction to another person’s suggestion or invitation. We can also give a more negative reaction by saying 'I'm not sure' before the phrase.
IH Bristol Phrase of the Day: I like the sound of that.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
We’re going to see the new Star Wars film tonight. I think Tom Cruise is in it.
Oh yes I like the sound of that. I’m a big Tom Cruise fan.
Example 2
We’re going to a sushi restaurant tonight. Do you want to come?
Sushi is uncooked fish, isn’t it? I’m not sure I like the sound of that.

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