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from the sound of things | from the sound of it

This page is about the conversational phrase from the sound of things | from the sound of it

Meaning

You can say this if what you're telling someone is based on what you've heard or read.

For example

  • "From the sound of things, it's a good time to sell our shares."
    "Really? Where did you hear that?"

  • "Jan and Gary had a great time in South America, from the sound of it."

Note:
Also "by the sound of things" and "by the sound of it"

Quick Quiz

You can say "from the sound of things" if you're telling someone

a. what you'll hear

b. what you've heard

c. what they sound like

Contributor: Matt Errey