Q: When do you say "I'm impressed.?   (T.G., Gothenburg, Sweden;  July 6, 2002 )

A: When somebody or something exceeds your expectations or affects you somehow.  It literally means "it left a mark" on me.  You can also say, "That is impressive."

Here are some much stronger terms:  outstanding, fantastic, unbelievable, amazing, awesome.

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