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30 / 01 / 2007

COME OFF IT!: meaning and examples

Good morning.

The English verb COME is used in hundreds of expressions. (Yesterday we saw one example, how come?) For the next few days we will look at some expressions that use this very common verb.

Today's expression is: Come off it! (informal, spoken)

It is used: to disagree with someone, but in a rude manner.

Example 1:
José: Spain is going to win the 2006 World Cup!
Marta: Come off it! Just because they won a few matches, doesn't mean they're the best in the world!

Example 2:
Jack: We should have the report done by five o'clock.
Vince: Come off it! We haven't even finished writing the introduction. We'll be here until at least eight o'clock.

This would be the equivalent of ¡anda ya! or sí hombre in Spanish.

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