what is it now? | what now?

This page is about the conversational phrase what is it now? | what now?


This an impolite or rude way of asking someone why they've interrupted you again.

For example

  • "Sorry to bother you again."
    "What is it now? Can't you see you I'm on the phone?"

  • "Dad?"
    "What now, Jenny? Can't it wait until after the news?"

Also "Now what?"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "What is it now?", they're probably

a. tired of being interrupted

b. tired of being helped

c. tired of interrupting

Contributor: Matt Errey