What did you say? as in Come again? I can't believe you said that. This expression takes the literal meaning of the phrase—return—to ask someone to repeat a statement, either because it wasn't heard clearly or because its truth is being questioned. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
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Meanwhile, in Florida, Bush was flooded with questions about whether gay marriage could possibly come to the Sunshine State.
These generally come from the outside, from cultural pressures and messages.
But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.
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Again, the difference can seem subtle and sound more like splitting hairs, but the difference is important.
In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
And that was that if he and his wife were to ever live together again and be happy, the family were to be kept out of it.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl