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    #1

    That means a great deal, coming from you.

    Hi, guys..

    Plz see the below short conversation.

    A: Wow, I like your presentation.
    B: That means a great deal, coming from you.

    I don't understand what "B" says. What does it mean?

    Thank you in advance. ^^

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    Re: That means a great deal, coming from you.

    That means a great deal, coming from you =

    that compliment (said by you to me ) means a lot to me because I value your opinion.

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    #3

    Re: That means a great deal, coming from you.

    Or. . .

    'Your compliment means a lot to me as you are usually very hard to please and don't often praise my work so highly.'

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    Re: That means a great deal, coming from you.

    Thank you , teachers... ^^

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    #5

    Re: That means a great deal, coming from you.

    In the context you gave, those answers are absolutely right, but be careful using this expression because it is often heavily ironic.

    For example:

    A. "Wow, you look a mess today."
    B. "That means a great deal, coming from you!"

    B is saying here that A always looks a terrible mess, so his statement does not actually mean a great deal. This use normally comes as a response to a criticism.
    Last edited by The Dude; 01-Mar-2011 at 02:54. Reason: simplify

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