now what

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A request, usually rhetorical, to know what, in a series of negative events, is the next negative event occurring.
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With his hand on the instrument, the bell shrilled loudly. “Now, what?” growled Sir Julius.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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now whatA request for advice or instruction on what should be done, when a situation has turned negative, particularly if a contingency has failed.
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