You must be joking!

You must be joking!
informal something that you say in order to tell someone you do not think something they have said is serious because it is not likely to be true or to happen.

'Did Alex get you a present, then?' 'You must be joking! He didn't even remember it was my birthday.'


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  • You Must Be Joking — can mean either* You Must Be Joking a 1965 British comedy film. * You Must Be Joking! a 1968 South African comedy film. * You Must Be Joking (phrase) a catchphrase expressing disbelief …   Wikipedia

  • you must be joking — you re ˈjoking | you must be ˈjoking idiom (informal) used to show that you are very surprised at what sb has just said • No way am I doing that. You must be joking! • She s going out with Dan? You re joking! …   Useful english dictionary

  • you must be joking — you re joking or you must be joking spoken used for saying that you cannot believe that someone really means what they have just said because it seems so surprising or so silly She s thirty five, and she s going out with a nineteen year old. You… …   English dictionary

  • You Must Be Joking! — Infobox Film name = You Must Be Joking! image size = caption = DVD Cover director = Elmo De Witt producer = Elmo De Witt Hermann Visser writer = Leon Schuster Fanus Rautenbach narrator = David Blood Tony Sanderson starring = Leon Schuster Mike… …   Wikipedia

  • you must be joking —  See joking …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • joking, you must (or have to) be —  I don t agree with you. Gen. excl. of incredulity …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • you're joking — you’re joking you must be joking spoken phrase used for saying that you cannot believe that someone really means what they have just said because it seems so surprising or so silly ‘She’s thirty five, and she’s going out with a nineteen year… …   Useful english dictionary

  • you're joking — or you must be joking spoken used for saying that you cannot believe that someone really means what they have just said because it seems so surprising or so silly She s thirty five, and she s going out with a nineteen year old. You re joking! …   English dictionary

  • must — 1 strong /mVst/ modal verb (negative short form mustn t) 1 (past usually had to) to have to do something because the situation forces you, because of a rule or law, or because you feel that you should: All passengers must wear seat belts. | You… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • must — [[t]məst, STRONG mʌst[/t]] ♦ musts (The noun is pronounced [[t]mʌ̱st[/t]].) 1) MODAL You use must to indicate that you think it is very important or necessary for something to happen. You use must not or mustn t to indicate that you think it is… …   English dictionary

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