you don't say

idiom

Definition of you don't say

used to express surprise
  • "She ran off with another man." "You don't say!"
often used ironically to show little surprise at something
  • "They lost again." "You don't say. What's that, eight in a row?"

Word by Word Definitions

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

say play
  1. : to express in words : state

  2. : to state as opinion or belief : declare

  3. : utter, pronounce

  1. : something that is said : statement

  2. : an expression of opinion

  3. : a right or power to influence action or decision

  1. : about, approximately

  2. : for example : as


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