Oh Really Meaning
(colloquial, sarcastic) Said in response to an obvious statement.
Example: Used other than as an idiom: see oh,â€Ž really.
2007, Terrye Robins, Revenge in Paradise, page 131,
"In less than two hours Simon is picking me up, and we're going to Maui for the weekend."
â€œOh, really.â€ The line was silent for a moment. â€œAnd just what are his intentions in this romantic getaway?â€
2009, Elizabeth Marie Galloway-Evans, Embracing the Gift of Parenthood, page 85,
Well, one day when she got tired of my seemingly spaced-out replies she let me have it. She responded with, "Oh Mommy, I had a horrible day. First I lost my lunch pail and the teacher wouldn't let me go to the office for help. Then I got upset and jumped off the building." My response was â€œOh really, darling, that is wonderful.â€ She started raising her voice and said â€œSee, I knew you were not listening to me. You don't really want to know how my day was, so why do you even ask me?â€ That was it. I felt terrible.
2004, Martin Pegler, Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, 2012, unnumbered page,
'It's a sniper' shouted the bush.
â€˜Oh really! Did you hear that boys, it's a fucking sniper. What am I? Am I talking in Czechoslovakian or what? I know it's a fuckin' sniper.â€™