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    Every time

    Hi everyone,

    What does it mean when they say "Every time" in answer to "Thank you"? I heard it in a movie.
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    Re: Every time

    Are you sure it wasn't 'Anytime'? That would have been more logical.

    However, people often make unusual responses as alternatives to 'You're welcome', 'Not at all' or 'My pleasure'.

    I once thanked a gentleman for holding a door open for me at Yosemite National Park gift shop. He said 'Certainly'.
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    Re: Every time

    Yes, it might have been "Any time!"

    That is a simple pleasantry that does not have a literal meaning. It is used the same way as:

    - "Glad to!"
    - "You're welcome!"
    - "My pleasure!"
    - "Not at all!"
    - "No problem!" (I hate that one.)
    - "Not a problem!" (I hate that one more.)
    - "Certainly!" (We don't just say it at Yosemite.)
    - "Don't mention it!"

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    Re: Every time

    Thanks a lot.
    I checked it again in that movie "Broken City". Actually it's "Every time" which is said by Katy several times throughout the movie. One of them is at the end, a conversation between Billy and Katy where Billy says "Thank you" and Katy says "Every time, Billy" in answer.
    So can it be correct?

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    Re: Every time

    It's correct for a fictional character in a movie at least.

    Don't be surprised if you hear it in real life.

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