what do you know?

This page is about the conversational phrase what do you know?

Meaning

You can say this if you're surprised, or if you learn something you didn't know.

For example

  • "Well, what do you know? Look who's here. I didn't think Max would come."

  • Dad was reading the newspaper when he said, "Huh! What do you know? Liverpool's manager has resigned."

Quick Quiz

You'd expect someone to say "Well, what do you know?" after

a. opening a gift

b. buying a gift

c. giving a gift

Contributor: Matt Errey