give me a break

idiom

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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“Give me a break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20me%20a%20break. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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