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The meaning and origin of the expression: What are you like?

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What are you like?

What's the meaning of the phrase 'What are you like?'?

This rhetorical question is asked of someone who has done something stupid or outrageous. The point being that it is quite obvious what the person in question is like.

What's the origin of the phrase 'What are you like?'?

The expression is of Irish origin although since the 1990s it has been used extensively in the UK, mostly by the young.

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