what's the matter?
This page is about the conversational phrase what's the matter?
You can say this if someone seems sad, worried, sick, etc. and you want to know what's wrong.
- When I came home, my wife was crying. "What's the matter?" I said.
- "What's the matter with Alex? He looks really upset."
In North American English, "What's up?" can be used in the same way.
If someone says "What's the matter?", they must be
Contributor: Matt Errey