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English definition of “what are you going to do?”

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what are you going to do?

US informal
used to say that there is nothing you can do to make a situation better
Translations of “what are you going to do?”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於無計可施時)你又能有甚麼辦法?…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于无计可施时)你又能有什么办法?…
(Definition of what are you going to do? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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