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now then

This page is about the conversational phrase now then

Meaning

You can say this to get people's attention, esp. before making a suggestion or starting a new discussion.

For example

  • James came back into the room and said, "Now then, who wants to play a game of Scrabble?"

  • After checking his notes, our teacher said, "Now then, I want to begin by telling you a story."

Note:
Also "OK then"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Now then", they want everyone to

a. time them

b. follow them

c. listen to them

Contributor: Matt Errey