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now you tell me!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase now you tell me!

Meaning

You can say this after someone has told you something, but you wish they'd told you sooner.

For example

  • "I'm sorry sir, but your flight's been cancelled."
    "Now you tell me! You could've let me know before I came to the airport."

  • "They're selling those new phones online for half the usual price."
    "Now you tell me! I just paid full price for one!"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Now you tell me", it means they wish

a. you'd told someone else

b. you'd told them earlier

c. they'd told you sooner

Contributor: Matt Errey