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    purpletouch is offline Newbie
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    way to go

    i'm not sure if got the meaning right
    but this is a sarcastic way of saying good job right?
    like way to go ruining my party.

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    Cool Re: way to go

    I doubt it means sarcarstic way of saying good job..
    The sentence which you have mentioned is also incorrect and incomplete..

    I have generally heard
    "There is a long way to go"

    Which means the speaker is acknowledging your effort or work however states that is a lot left and you need to complete it.

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    Re: way to go

    Alternately "Way to go" is also used ex. Yes, this the way to go.

    In your reference to context, it can mean good job and acknowledges that this is the way it should be performed.

    However i doubt it has sarcastic or negative implications..

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    Re: way to go

    Quote Originally Posted by purpletouch View Post
    i'm not sure if got the meaning right
    but this is a sarcastic way of saying good job right?
    like way to go ruining my party.

    In your context, yes , it is a sarcastic use. See here: Urban Dictionary: way to go

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    Re: way to go

    It can be used in a positive or negative manner. I'll give you an example of each.

    Positive, as another way of saying, "Good Job":
    "You finished your project a day early and it looks fantastic. Wow, way to go!" In this case, the speaker is happy with the product that the other person produced.

    Negatively, in a sarcatic manner:
    "You dropped the ball on that one. Way to go, Einstein." In this example, the person speaking is using heavy sarcasm. Dropping the ball means messing up, so we know when the speaker says, "Way to go," it has a negative connotation. Albert Einstein was brilliant, but here it is used sarcastically.

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