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What does "There." mean? RORY: Why not? PARIS: It's Jamie and we're fighting. RORY: Well, does he know you're fighting? 'Cause he's not hanging up. PARIS: Oh, he knows. Trust me, he knows. RORY: Okay. You're seriously not gonna answer that? PARIS: Nope RORY: Paris, come on. PARIS: Fine. [picks up the phone, then hangs it back up] There. RORY: Why are you and Jamie fighting? --- PARIS:Fine. [picks up the phone, then hangs it back up] There. What does "There." mean? please!!
May 20, 2013 8:23 AM
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From Wiktionary: there [Interjection] Used to offer encouragement or sympathy. There, there. Everything is going to turn out all right. Used to express victory or completion. There! That knot should hold. ------ In your example, he is saying "there" after completing the task of answering the phone despite not wanting to. We could also say "There you go!" when giving someone something we didn't want to give them.
May 20, 2013
Yeah, sometimes we might add "Are you happy now?" with a grouchy tone after doing whatever they kept nagging about.
May 23, 2013
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