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how dare you!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase how dare you!.

Meaning: You can say this to someone if you're shocked or angry about what they've done or said.

For example:

  • "How dare you read my emails without asking me!"

  • "You've met other men during your marriage, haven't you?"
    "How dare you! I've never been so insulted in my life!"

Quick Quiz:

If someone says "How dare you talk to me like that!", you must have

a. upset them

b. dared them

c. excited them

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Contributor: Matt Errey