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"... and counting"

Posted by Bob on June 30, 2005

In Reply to: "... and counting" posted by nasta on June 30, 2005

: What do you mean when you say "... and counting"? Instead of dots usually comes a number.

It means the number is rising (or falling); it is not a fixed number, and the trend seems likely to continue.
It is usually said in response to a surprisingly large result. You expected 10 people to accept an invitation, but you have gotten 27 ... and counting.

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