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yeah, right

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase yeah, right

Meaning

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."

Note:
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