but who's counting

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but who's counting?

  1. (colloquial, rhetorical question, sarcastic, humorous) Used as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to detail.
    There are only 258 more shopping days until Christmas, but who's counting?
    You've made that mistake eight times now. But who's counting?
    I've been looking for a job for six months now, but who's counting?

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