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    Thanks a lot

    To my astonishment, I've just read this statement about the expression "Thanks a lot" in my Longman dictionary:

    thanks a lot
    also thanks a bunch American English spoken used when really you are annoyed about something and you do not mean 'thank you' at all
    We usually say " Thanks a lot " in everyday language, and so is it improper to say it?
    May you please give us the gist of the above-mentioned quotation?
    --- Thank you ---

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    Re: Thanks a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Shakespeare View Post
    To my astonishment, I've just read this statement about the expression "Thanks a lot" in my Longman dictionary:



    We usually say " Thanks a lot " in everyday language, and so is it improper to say it?
    May you please give us the gist of the above-mentioned quotation?
    --- Thank you ---
    In BrE "thanks a lot" can have that meaning, but not necessarily, it can simply mean what it says. It depends on the tone of voice and the context.

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    Re: Thanks a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In BrE "thanks a lot" can have that meaning, but not necessarily, it can simply mean what it says. It depends on the tone of voice and the context.
    I see! So it depends on the case it's said for
    Well, I'll say it with a grateful tone to you teacher Bhaisahab
    " Thanks a lot "

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