(it's a) small world


used to show surprise when one meets someone one knows at an unexpected place or finds out that one shares a friend, acquaintance, etc., with another person
You know him, too? Wow, it's a small world.

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Recent Examples on the Web That is the whole of the premise, really, and almost the series’ sole setting, as, from 1922 to 1958, with large tracts of time skipped over, characters come into and out of the Count‘s small world — which, with its other rooms, and nooks and crannies, proves not such a small world after all. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Donning a sequin Minnie Mouse ear headband, her family’s day included their own visit to The Royal Hall to meet Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder as well as rides on it’s a small world and King Arthur Carrousel. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 19 Dec. 2023 Your 8-month-old is starting to make their own way in their small world, and their personalities are starting to bloom. Parents Editors, Parents, 19 Sep. 2023 In the small world of tie-tying, Mocka became a minor celebrity. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Most of the former employees interviewed by The Times would speak only anonymously out of concern of damaging relationships and jeopardizing employment opportunities in the small world of nonprofit housing. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2023 In the small world of Cristaseya, Ms. Casini and Mr. Spotorno enjoy complete freedom and control. Jessica Iredale, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 That’s a pretty small world, really, and there’s a lot of great stuff beyond that. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2023 Talk about a small world: Ubah’s cousin is actually Chanel Ayan from Real Housewives of Dubai. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 7 Aug. 2023

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“(it's a) small world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28it%27s%20a%29%20small%20world. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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