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    What is the meaning of "pause for effect"?

    Hi

    I heard the phrase in The Odd Couple show where Felix says: I'll say hi to... pause for effect... Olivia.

    Thanks for your time.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "pause for effect"?

    It means that someone leaves a pause in what they are saying in the hope that the pause will have some kind of effect on the listener. Without context, it's impossible to know what sort of effect they are hoping for.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "pause for effect"?

    I would imagine that there's something surprising about the speaker greeting Olivia.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "pause for effect"?

    Or perhaps he was leaving the listener in suspense as to which person he had decided to say "Hi" to!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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