- to request someone to repeat what has just been told
- it is a casual version of “beg your pardon”
- to ask for a repetition of what was said because it was either not heard correctly, not understood right or merely out of disbelief that it was said
- can be used literally, that is, asking someone to come again
- The waiter could not understand what I was saying and kept repeating “come again” every time I named a dish to be ordered.
- I had to ask him to come again because he had started to speak very softly suddenly.
- “Come again? I can barely believe that you said this to me?”
- We love your company. Come again!
- Come again? I do not understand you when you start quoting Shakespeare in your conversations. Some of us do not have degrees in his literature.
- “Would you like some more pie?” “Come again?” “Do you want to eat more pie?”
- I asked her to come again because she is a lovely girl and I am able to have some great conversations with her.
Speculated to be an American idiom, this one asks to come again in the sense of requesting to repeat something.
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