One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to draw attention to a fact or to emphasize the simplicity of a process or action.‘simply turn the handle three times and there you have it’
- ‘Stir the dough over fire, add crushed pistachios and almonds, form into a circle or a square and there you have it.’
- ‘Undertake care instructions 1, 2 and 3, and there you have it, a perfect crop of carrots.’
- ‘A shiny suit maybe, a hair and dental makeover - and not forgetting a new street-cred name… and there you have it.’
- ‘Click OK, give a filename, and there you have it - a perfectly usable, portable copy of your magnum opus.’
- ‘Turn on your hi-fi and a hose or a sprinkler in the backyard and there you have it - a Caribbean Wet Féte!’
- ‘Add to that a wrap dress, a dab of her cheek stick and a squirt of her signature perfume, and there you have it: glamour in a nutshell.’
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