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X: Susan will be married in June.

Y: Like that. I don't care

I'm trying to find a phrase/word that can fit in there, but it seems "like that" sound awkward to my ear. It's an expression that's said by the speaker Y to confirm that he's understand what X is talking about. However, it must have a decreased tone instead of an increased tone. Perhaps, similar to is that so, but I'm afraid that's not what I want here because it has an increased tone in my view. What is your suggestion?

Thaks in advance!

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  • "So what?" would be idiomatic here (meaning 'What does that matter to me?') Feb 1, 2022 at 9:30
  • I couldn't care less. Feb 1, 2022 at 9:30

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In a set-up like you've described it seems like you're trying to make both parts of Y's line mean the same thing.

"So what", strongly implies I don't care. Where as "Is that so", is an expression that could go either way. "Is that so? Very interesting".

Alternatives for negative

I couldn't care less.
I could care less. (American - yes it literally means something different)
Bothered.

Alternatives for neutral

Really?
Will she?

Note that the negatives are statements while the neutrals are questions.

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