give me a break

Definition of give me a break

informal

  1. 1 —used to tell someone to stop bothering you or treating you unfairly “Aren't you finished yet?” “Give me a break! I only started 10 minutes ago!”

  2. 2 —used to say that you do not believe or are disgusted about what someone has said or done “He says he went to Harvard.” “Give me a break! I doubt he even graduated from high school!”

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  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

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap


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