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get out of here!

American English INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase get out of here!

Meaning

You can say this if someone tells you something that's difficult to believe.

For example

  • "Hey! We've won a lottery prize!"
    "Get out of here! Let's see."

  • When he heard that LeBron had been fired, he said, "Get out of here! He's the best player they've got!"

Variety

This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Mary Lou said, "Get out of here!" Her sister had said,

a. "I'm getting married!"

b. "Let's go shopping!"

c. "I'm late for work!"

Contributor: Matt Errey