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oh well

This page is about the conversational phrase oh well

Meaning

You can say this if you're disappointed.

For example

  • "I'm too busy to come over tonight."
    "Oh well, maybe another night then."

  • "I'm sorry Emily, but I can't lend you the money."
    "Oh well, never mind. It was only for a holiday."

Quick Quiz

Catherine said "Oh well" after being told

a. she'd be getting the job

b. she might get the job

c. she wouldn't get the job

Contributor: Matt Errey