Mom: "I've already spent all my money on your bedroom. I'm broke."
Boy: "Uh, you're broke. Poor Frankie. What, What did you break?"
Mom: "No, I haven't broken anything. Broke means I haven't got any money."
Boy: "Well, I'm not broke. I've got lots of money."
Mom: "So it sounds, good for you."

What does "So it sounds" mean?

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    where did you find this conversation? Can you provide a link?
    – fev
    Dec 31, 2020 at 13:08
  • What a horrid child!
    – James K
    Dec 31, 2020 at 16:44

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In this context "so it sounds" means "apparently".

Take a look at this link.

Variations of this include:

  • So it appears
  • So it is

"So it sounds" is used when the evidence presented has been perceived aurally.

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    Is "So it seems" a synonym for "So it sounds"? Dec 31, 2020 at 14:35
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    Seem is more general - it's how you perceive things, and you can do that by seeing things, hearing things, observing patterns, etc. So you can definitely use it instead of sounds, yes, it just loses that more specific sense of "so I've heard (from you or others)" Dec 31, 2020 at 16:30

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