Posted by Lap of the Goddess on November 13, 2004
In Reply to: There now? posted by Lap of the Goddess on November 13, 2004
: : : : Has anyone ever heard of this phrase? My grandfather always said it as a way of saying - I tried your suggestion and it didn't work.
: : : Haven't heard of it but I think it must have been a phrase coined by him to smartly snub people. Sounds cool though.
: : No, but it's a good one. I am wondering if it comes from an old commercial.
: Stacey, are you querying the entire phrase, or just the 'there now' part of it? If you're just querying the 'there now' part of it, it simply means to the effect of 'there it is, you see now?' - or 'there you have it, see now'.
...or another version is, 'there you are, are you happy now?' - hence 'there now'.