you're telling me
I'm well aware of that, as in She's a terrific dancer.—You're telling me! I taught her how, or You're telling me, the prices are sky-high here. [Early 1900s]
Should You Say “Between You And I” Or “Between You And Me”?Why are there different ways of saying the same thing? Grammar is a combination of rules and conventions. What’s the difference? Well, the rules are things like a verb must agree with its subject. By that rule, “he say” is incorrect. Then there are conventions, which are uses of language that are common enough that even though they break the “rules” they become “correct” simply …
Weasel Words And Other Ways We Avoid Telling The TruthMost of us know what the word lying means, but what happens when someone carefully skirts the truth instead of telling a bold-faced whopper? Politicians, in particular, are well known for making use of equivocal language as a way of hiding their true actions.
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