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while you're at it

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase while you're at it

Meaning

You can say this if you'd like someone to do something while they're doing something else.

For example

  • "I'm going to the shop to get some milk."
    "Can you get some bread while you're at it?"

  • "I'm ironing a shirt for the morning."
    "While you're at it, could you iron one for me?"

Quick Quiz

Amy said, "Get one for me while you're at it." I'd just said,

a. "I'm getting an ice-cream."

b. "You want an ice-cream, Amy?"

c. "How many ice-creams are there?"

Contributor: Matt Errey