now you mention it

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Shortening of now that you mention it

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now you mention it

  1. (idiomatic) Used to precede another comment about something just mentioned.
    Synonyms: come to mention it, now that you mention it
    • 1894 May, Rudyard Kipling, “Servants of the Queen”, in The Jungle Book, London; New York, N.Y.: Macmillan and Co., published June 1894, OCLC 752934375, page 196:
      'I—I—I have fought a little, but not in that climbing way or that running way.' / 'No. Now you mention it,' said Billy, 'you don't look as though you were made for climbing or running—much. Well, how was it, old Hay-bales?'
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Eumaeus]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483, page 575:
      ― Everybody gets their own ration of luck, they say. Now you mention it his face was familiar to me. But, leaving that for the moment, how much did you part with, he queried, if I am not too inquisitive?

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