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"Yeah but sure...."

... half of an Irish expression


I have been slow to hear many uniquely-Irish expressions while apparently exposed to them constantly....

"Yeah but sure" is the first part of an Irish phrase. The rest of it - "what can you do?" - may remain implicit.

I was down at Dunne's Stores the other afternoon and went into the off-licence section to check out While there, I asked the girl at the checkout whether the beer cooler had been repaired yet. The one that includes the good inexpensive lager had been out of service ever since the weekend. This was mid-week. She said no.

I said (gently, of course) "you'd think Dunne's Stores could repair a beer cooler."

She said "Yeah but sure...."