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What's "what a life" mean?

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Rebecca

"What a life" means a good or better life in this context. A life different from the current one. "What" is an exclamation that emphasizes something remarkable or striking here, although it can also mean something negative depending on the context. Ex: What a good time we could've had if I knew you were here. Ex: What a terrible way to end a movie. Ex: What a surprise!

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