Also, is that so? Phrases indicating that one is following what another person is saying. These expressions, which require no reply, can be used either straightforwardly, as in You mean you’ve flown to Paris three times just this month? Is that a fact? or sarcastically, expressing disbelief or contempt, as in Just wait, I’ll be promoted over you before the year is out.—Oh yeah, is that so? [ Late 1800s ]
- Is the pope polish
sentence That was a stupid question; isn’t the answer very obvious? DOES A BEAR SHIT IN THE WOODS [1970s+; first variant used since the accession of John Paul II]
isthmectomy isth·mec·to·my (ĭs-měk’tə-mē, ĭsth-) n. Excision of the midportion of the thyroid.
[is-muh s] /ˈɪs məs/ noun, plural isthmuses, isthmi [is-mahy] /ˈɪs maɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land. 2. Anatomy, Zoology. a connecting, usually narrow, part, organ, or passage, especially when joining structures or cavities larger than itself. 3. Ichthyology. the narrow […]
[is-mee-uh n] /ˈɪs mi ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to an . 2. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Isthmus of Corinth or the Isthmus of Panama. noun 3. a native or inhabitant of an . /ˈɪsθmɪən/ adjective 1. relating to or situated in an isthmus /ˈɪsθmɪən/ adjective 1. relating to or […]