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now what?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnow what?now what?used when an attempt to do something has failed and you do not know what to do next Kate tried each of the keys, but none of them fit. ‘Now what?’ she thought. now
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now what?Fine, he was persuaded, and he was doing everything possible to achieve the goals. Now what?And now what about these phone calls?Liam Murphy was now what could be called in any circumstances a rich man.He knew now what he wanted.Heart disease, then major cardiac surgery and now what is being described as pneumonia have kept him from work.And now what is she doing?I could see now what it was about Barry that kept me standing there.Not the same at all now what's happened has happened.
now what?now what?used to ask what is going to happen next, what you should do etc what
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now what?Fine, he was persuaded, and he was doing everything possible to achieve the goals. Now what?And now what about these phone calls?Liam Murphy was now what could be called in any circumstances a rich man.He knew now what he wanted.Heart disease, then major cardiac surgery and now what is being described as pneumonia have kept him from work.And now what is she doing?I could see now what it was about Barry that kept me standing there.
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