Usually used ironically following an unclear statement
According to The Random House Dictionary of America's Popular Proverbs and Sayings this catch phrase originated in the twentieth century. One of the earliest recorded usages was by F Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby (1925).
"I like your dress," remarked Mrs. McKee, "I think it's adorable".
"..... It's just a crazy old thing," she said. "I just slip it on sometimes when I don't care what I look like."
"But it looks wonderful on you, if you know what I mean," pursued Mrs. McKee."
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...