you win

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase you win

Meaning

You can say this if you're tired of trying to convince someone of something.

For example

  • "I hate action movies! They're for teenage boys, not adults like us!"
    "All right, you win. I'll sit through another romantic comedy."

  • "But climate scientists fabricated that data to get more research grants!"
    "OK, you win! I give up. Believe as much of that nonsense as you like, mate!"

Note:
Can also be used literally, as in when someone knows they've lost a fight and they say "That's enough. You win!"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "OK, you win!", it means they

a. can't be bothered arguing

b. admit they're wrong

c. completely agree

Contributor: Matt Errey