give me a break

give me a break
give me a break spoken phrase
used for showing that you are annoyed by something someone has said or done, or that you do not think that what they have said is true
Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym
Main entry: break

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informal used to express exasperation, protest, or disbelief

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give me a break
informal
1
— used to tell someone to stop bothering you or treating you unfairly

“Aren't you finished yet?” “Give me a break! I only started 10 minutes ago!”

2
— used to say that you do not believe or are disgusted about what someone has said or done

“He says he went Harvard.” “Give me a break! I doubt he even graduated from high school!”

He wants more money? Give me a break! [=it's ridiculous/outrageous that he wants more money]

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Main Entry:break

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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