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so what I would say this is the canonical phrase. Also: And...? (the ellipses indicating a pause before the question mark)
"there's something to it/them/NP" means that there is some substance in 'it', whatever 'it' refers to. It is usually in reference to something someone says and implies that you shouldn't dismiss them so easily. The phrase looks very vague and empty and is not precise speech because of its dependence on the nuances of the preposition 'to'. In speech the ...
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