a common phrase used by many the townie, rarfie and charv/a alike, is totally stupid, gay and retarded You cannot walk anywere in the north east of england (europe) without hearing this phrase.
usually used as 'yeah but no'
you have a good night?
'yeah but no'
i had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend last?
'yeah but i had ya mam]'
1. a phrase used to agree with an opponent in an argument, yet to continue your contempt, disdain, and disagreement with the conclusion
1a. the way to win ANY argument, ever.
Joe: Women should be bound to the kitchen, ironing my clothes, and cooking my dinner!
Mary: Women have equal rights, and can't be put down and kept in the kitchen where we have been basically used as slaves.
Joe: Yeah but..
An ignorant person will use this phrase in a debate that they have already lost.
#1: "The earth is flat."
#2: "No, the earth is round."
#1: "Yeah, but..."
#2: "Yeah but, yeah but, yeah but but but. You sound like a fucking motor boat. Shut up."