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A word that is its own antonym
Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:25 PM
Most of those have obvious meanings in contextSpoiler for who knew there were so many? (besides Google of course... )
But that is sarcasm, it's different from an expression with 2 opposite meanings.
What about expressions that are their own antonyms? The meaning of the phrase "you don't say!" is explained as follows in the "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English" (2006 edition): used to show you are surprised by what someone has told you - also often used when you are not at all surprised by what someone has told you.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:41 AM
just what I am thinkng of...
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