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speak for yourself!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase speak for yourself!

Meaning

You can say this if someone has said something on your behalf that you disagree with.

For example

  • "No-one likes French movies. They're just so boring."
    "Speak for yourself! I love French movies."

  • The waiter came and Harry said, "No wine for us, thanks," but his wife said, "Speak for yourself, Harry! I'd like a glass."

Quick Quiz

David said, "English people love football," and Ian said, "Speak for yourself!" Ian must

a. be English and love football

b. be English and not love football

c. not be English and not love football

Contributor: Matt Errey