what do you know
What a surprise, as in What do you know, our suitcases are the first off the plane. [Early 1900s]
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You may be good at Sudoku, but do you know what the word literally means?Are you passionate about Sudoku? The number puzzle is so popular that its origin and the meaning of its name deserve some attention. (Don’t confuse the word “sudoku” with “sodoku,” which is a bacterial zoonotic disease known as “rat-bite fever.” Basically, sodoku has more in common with the Ebola virus than any puzzle game.) Sudoku is similar to types of European puzzles that were played in …
- wharton, edith,
- what about,
- what do you take me for?,
- what for,
- what gives,
- what goes around comes around,
- what have you
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