don't give me that

Definition of don't give me that

  1. —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

  1. :  do not

    :  does not

  1. :  a command or entreaty not to do something

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

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

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

  1. : objective case ofi

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up don't give me that? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!