One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express exasperation, protest, or disbelief.‘give me a break—I just deliver the stuff’
- ‘I am just trying to do my job, come on, give me a break.’
- ‘I was twelve, give me a break. I didn't even speak English that well at that point.’
- ‘If I was getting completely ripped off then I might say, ‘Come on, give me a break’.’
- ‘Would any one genuinely expect serious electoral matters to be raised at a ‘works’ meeting? Come on, give me a break.’
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