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Possibly an ellipsis of "Could you come again with what you just said?" or similar.
- (idiomatic, informal, by ellipsis) A polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been said.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:say again
- 1955, Rex Stout, "When a Man Murders...", in Three Witnesses, October 1994 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 120:
- "Who says he did?" / "Aubry." / "Yeah? A guy in for murder? Come again." / "Glad to. Beebe says so too."
- 1994, Pulp Fiction:
- Vincent: A "please" would be nice. / The Wolf: Come again? / Vincent: I said a "please" would be nice. / The Wolf: Get it straight, Buster. I'm not here to say "please". I'm here to tell you what to do.
could you repeat that
- (idiomatic) Used as a polite farewell to a visitor, inviting a return visit.
- Often used in retail stores and service establishments, especially in hotels and restaurants
polite farewell, inviting return visit