What was that for

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Definition

(-Ouch!) What was that for?: (-Ouch!) Why did you do that? What did I do to deserve that?
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What was (the invitation) for?: What was the purpose or goal of (the invitation?)
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Examples

  • "What was your cheque for? Rent?"
  • "Philip : Ow! What was that for?"

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