One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express satisfaction, triumph, or surprise.‘Aha! So that's your secret plan!’
- ‘If that's what you're looking for, then in most cases you will probably already be inclined to play the role ‘the rules’ prescribes, or if not, at least when you read it, you think, aha, yes, that makes sense.’
- ‘About 11 am realise that I've not eaten since yesterday lunchtime… aha my sugar levels are obviously screwed up… perhaps that's why I'm being so silly.’
- ‘I traced the 10 foot lead of my headphones to their plug - aha!’
- ‘We went through a few rounds of this, until eventually - aha!’
- ‘I was sure there was a gown in here somewhere… aha!’
- ‘We thought - aha - another enlightened thinker.’
- ‘Past that, my fingertips sense, aha, glossy paper.’
- ‘When I show this to the sisters, you two are going to be in serious trouble, aha!’
- ‘I'll surprise you yet, aha… just you wait and see.’
- ‘Yet Boettger, taking his statements at face value, thinks it's enough to note - aha!’
- ‘‘Hmmm 16 years ago… that's pretty far back, let's see… aha… wait a minute’ he started muttering some things to himself.’
- ‘By the end of week two, there's a tiny vertical line in the center of my torso - aha!’
- ‘Plenty of books have sat around on my shelves, barely touched until one day I think: aha!’
- ‘Crop circles are a perfect example because for some reason, as often happens, immediately, people said, aha, it's aliens.’
- ‘I searched my handbag ‘It's in here somewhere, never fails aha!’’
- ‘Is that slowing down these deep discounts, because retailers are like, aha, everybody's getting gift cards?’
- ‘I don't know, two or three years ago maybe… aha!’
- ‘But aha, then they actually were New York City teams!’
- ‘Thus I pumped my friend until she gave up the goods: it's from a recipe in Gourmet magazine, aha!’
- ‘Meteorites are easy to find in places where the background is very different, so if you've got a sandy desert and there's a lump of rock sitting in it you think, aha, I wonder if this fell from the sky.’
Middle English: from ah + ha.
- short for alpha-hydroxy acid
American Heart Association.
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