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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    what a revolting development.


    Several days ago I came across the phrase "what a revolting development!". I think I entirely understand what it means and where this phrase came from. However, the only thing that I don't know is whether you really use it. In my opinion it doesn't sound very natural. It looks like an ironical way to express "imagine!" or something like that. Am I right?

    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: what a revolting development.

    I don't hear it very often, but it means far more than "imagine". It lashes out at a very bad situation. It was popularized by a TV character called Chester Riley in "The Life of Riley".
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 21-Jun-2015 at 11:39. Reason: typo

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