what do you expect...?

what do you expect...?
what/how/when etc/do you expect...? spoken phrase
used for telling someone in a slightly annoyed way that something is not possible or reasonable

How do you expect me to guess what you’re thinking?

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym
Main entry: expect

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  • what can you expect? — what do/​can you expect? spoken phrase used for saying that something does not surprise you, even though it is unpleasant or makes you feel disappointed The food was awful, but from a school canteen what do you expect? Thesaurus: ways of saying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • what do you expect? — what do/​can you expect? spoken phrase used for saying that something does not surprise you, even though it is unpleasant or makes you feel disappointed The food was awful, but from a school canteen what do you expect? Thesaurus: ways of saying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • what can you expect from a hog but a grunt? — (USA) This means that you can t expect people to behave in a way that is not in their character a hog is a pig , so an unrefined person can t be expected to behave in a refined way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • what can you expect from a pig but a grunt? — Used rhetorically with reference to coarse or boorish behaviour. 1731 Poor Robin’s Almanack C6 If we petition a Hog, what can we expect but a grunt. 1827 SCOTT Journal 10 Apr. (1941) 41 They refuse a draught of £20, because, in mistake, it was £8 …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • what can you expect from a hog but a grunt? — (USA)    This means that you can t expect people to behave in a way that is not in their character a hog is a pig , so an unrefined person can t be expected to behave in a refined way.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • what (else) do you expect? — what (else) do you exˈpect? idiom (informal) used to tell sb not to be surprised by sth • She swore at you? What do you expect when you treat her like that? Main entry: ↑expectidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • how do you expect...? — what/how/when etc/do you expect...? spoken phrase used for telling someone in a slightly annoyed way that something is not possible or reasonable How do you expect me to guess what you’re thinking? Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • when do you expect...? — what/how/when etc/do you expect...? spoken phrase used for telling someone in a slightly annoyed way that something is not possible or reasonable How do you expect me to guess what you’re thinking? Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? — Infobox Single | Name = How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? Caption = US CD single cover Artist = Pet Shop Boys from Album = Behaviour B side = Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can t Take My Eyes Off You) Released = 11 March, 1991 Format …   Wikipedia

  • expect — expect, hope, look, await are comparable when they mean to have something in mind as more or less certain to happen or come about. They vary, however, so greatly in their implications and in their constructions that they are seldom… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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