One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1usually in imperative Stop putting pressure on someone about something.
- ‘In other words, they're saying: we do enough already - give us a break!’
- ‘Jess, give Amber a break, she's obviously upset.’
- ‘It's time to give us a break, because people are fed up with all the inconvenience to pedestrians and drivers.’
- ‘‘Please, I've only been a couple of minutes, it's Christmas, give us a break, please’.’
- ‘So come on ref, give us a break and let us wear our mix-and-match football kit!’
- ‘They wish you guys would give them a break and show them some respect.’
- ‘You really mean this, but when you try to tell people, they tell you to give them a break.’
- ‘Though there were actually a couple of slip-ups with the service, we'll give them a break.’
- ‘The politicians need to pay attention to the people that are trying to make it and give them a break once in a while.’
- ‘I have a lot of satisfied customers who have appreciated my efforts enough to use me again and again, so I respectfully suggest you give us a break.’
- 1.1give me a break Used to express contemptuous disagreement or disbelief about what has been said.‘He's seven times as quick and he's only 20 years old. Give me a break’
- ‘‘Oh please, give me a break,’ I rolled my eyes jokingly.’
- ‘Would anyone genuinely expect serious electoral matters to be raised at a works meeting!? Come on, give me a break.’
- ‘The French-speaking population has increased over five times in size in the last 150 years. Is that a dying language? Give me a break!’
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