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An annoying turn of phrase beloved by our Septic friends whenever they can't think of anything else to say.

Particularly popular amongst "guests" on quality TV shows such as Jerry Springer, Trisha and Oprah (or so I've been told).

When used by a teenager to a parent the phrase has an entirely different meaning which can be roughly translated as:

"I've heard what you said and in principle I entirely agree with your viewpoint, but under no circumstances am I ever going to admit that to you", all of which has been compressed by the spotty, hormonal offspring into a surly "whatever". Amazing really.....