Phrase of the day

Discover a new phrase each day to use in your English! These are special phrases and sayings that English speakers use all the time, but you don't often see these phrases in English course books or other study material. Visit daily to learn some popular English phrases on a regular basis.
1st January 2022

Meaning what?

We use this expression to ask someone to make clearer something that they said. We also use it to make a negative comment about what somebody said.
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
He said thanks for the invitation, but he's not mad.
Meaning what? That you must be mad to come with us?
Example 2
The house has all the advantages of a period property.
Meaning what? It's large and impressive?

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