you don't say
This page is about the conversational phrase you don't say
You can say this if you're surprised by what someone's told you, esp. if it's good news.
- "Jenny's expecting another baby."
"You don't say! That's wonderful!"
- "My daughter got into Oxford University!"
"You don't say. I wish my girl had."
Can also be used ironically if someone states the obvious, as in "It's really cold in Antarctica." "You don't say!"
Mark said, "You don't say!" after John had said,
Contributor: Matt Errey