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rather you than me

This page is about the conversational phrase rather you than me

Meaning

You can say this if someone has to do something that you wouldn't like or want to do.

For example

  • "I have to get up at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning."
    "Rather you than me."

  • When my brother said he had to give a speech, I said, "Rather you than me. I hate giving speeches."

Note:
Also "Rather him than me", "Rather her than me", and "Rather them than me".

Quick Quiz

Sue said, "I'll be running a marathon," and Kim said, "Rather you than me.

a. I'd love to run with you."

b. But if I'm lucky I'll beat you."

c. I can't think of anything worse."

Contributor: Matt Errey