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    Question What does " I am over you" mean?

    Rachel: (on phone) Ross, hi, it's Rachel. I'm just calling to say that um, everything's fine and I'm really happy for you and your cat who, by the way, I think you should name Michael. And, you know, ya see there I'm thinking of names so obviously, I am over you. I am over you and that, my friend, is what they call closure. (hangs up and tosses phone in the ice bucket)


    In the giving context above, what does " I am over you" mean? Also, what does closure mean?

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    Question Re: What does " I am over you" mean?

    Does " I am over you" mean " I don't care about you anymore" ?

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    Re: What does " I am over you" mean?

    Precisely. It comes from the expression to be over an illness meaning recover. It has become fashionable to use this phrase when referring to a relationship because it belittles the other person, reducing him/her to the status of a virus.

    Closure is a trendy term that means the issue (or whatever) has been closed out of your thoughts, settled for good, finalized.

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    Re: What does " I am over you" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by english-learner
    Does " I am over you" mean " I don't care about you anymore" ?
    To me it means that at one time I had feelings for you (I was bitten by a love bug) but now those feelings are gone and now I am indifferent to those feelings.

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