well, well, well

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well, well, well

  1. (current in the Britain, but dated in the US and Canada) Indicating pondering or consideration, often with sarcasm or mock surprise.
    Well, well, well. What have we here?
    (with sarcasm) Well, well, well. Look who's back. And they said we'd never see him again.

Usage notes[edit]

A little stronger, or with more sarcasm, than well, well.


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