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don't you dare!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase don't you dare!

Meaning

You can use this to very firmly tell someone not do something.

For example

  • "I'm going to tell Dad you smoked a cigarette!"
    "Don't you dare!"

  • "Don't you dare tell anyone else about this!"
    "I won't, I promise."

Quick Quiz

My noisy neighbour said, "Don't you dare!" after I said,

a. "I'll call an ambulance!"

b. "I'll call my mother!"

c. "I'll call the police!"

Contributor: Matt Errey