don't give me that

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of don't give me that

used in speech to show annoyance when someone tells one something that one does not believe or accept
  • "It's not my fault that we're late." "Don't give me that! You were the one who said we didn't have to leave early!"

Word by Word Definitions

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

me play
  1. : objective case of i


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