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I'm right there with you

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 10, 2008 at 23:48

In Reply to: I'm right there with you posted by ESC on July 10, 2008 at 22:26:

: : Have you noticed that suddenly everyone seems to be using the phrase, "I'm right there with you"? Heck -- I'm one of them! Where did that phrase come from? And why do I say it a half dozen times a day?

: I haven't heard it in my part of the U.S.

You haven't said, Michael, how you use the phrase, what you use it to mean. It's often used literally. If I am figuratively "right there with you," it may mean that I agree with you. It may also mean that I'm in the same place as you psychologically, perhaps feeling your pain or similar emotions to yours. You might think of it as a more interesting way of saying, "I agree with you," at least until the saying grows stale. It can't be very old.