A non-committal (on the surface) response to a statement the phrase user finds, unconventional, unacceptable, heretical or bizarre. The undercurrent or true
meaning is often fuck you
, and the purpose
is always to denigrate or dismiss what was said.
This phrase is often used
in meetings and among members of 12-step groups, especially Alcoholics Anonymous, but appears to have wider usage
(see entry in The Free Dictionary).Usage
to Thank you for the flowers