give me a break

idiom

Definition of give me a break 

informal

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 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!"

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