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don't give me that!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase don't give me that!

Meaning

You can say this after someone's said something that you don't believe or can't accept.

For example

  • "I don't know where she lives now."
    "Don't give me that! She told me you'd been to see her."

  • "I'm too old to go to university."
    "Don't give me that! Lots of older people study these days."

Note:
This phrase can sound rude or aggressive, so don't say it until you fully understand how it's used.

Quick Quiz

I said, "Don't give me that!" after someone

a. gave me a job

b. told me a lie

c. told me a joke

Contributor: Matt Errey