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yeah, right

This page is about the conversational phrase yeah, right


You can say this if you don't believe what someone has said, or doubt or disagree with them.

For example

  • When the used-car salesman said, "You can trust me," I thought to myself, "Yeah, right."

  • "A politician would never start a war just to help his friends in the oil business."
    "Yeah, right."

This is said ironically, meaning it's said in a way that makes it clear you mean the opposite of what you say.

Quick Quiz

I said, "George was a great president," and Al said, "Yeah, right." Al thought

a. he was a great president

b. he wasn't a great president

c. he wasn't really a president

Contributor: Matt Errey