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who says?

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase who says?

Meaning

You can say this if you disagree with what someone has said.

For example

  • "Your brother won't get into the team."
    "Who says? He's got as much chance as anyone else."

  • "Governments can't run medical care systems."
    "Who says they can't? Lots of countries have great public health care systems."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Who says?", they

a. aren't sure who said something

b. couldn't hear what someone said

c. don't agree with what someone said

Contributor: Matt Errey