you have got to be kidding



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - you have got to be kidding

"you have got to be kidding"

I am quite surprised and cannot believe that you are serious

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - you have got to be kidding

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Can you have that report ready by tomorrow?

Colleague 2You have got to be kidding, right?

Colleague 1:  What do you mean?

Colleague 2:  We only just received all the data yesterday and there is at least a week's worth of compiling to do.

Colleague 1:  Oh, sorry.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - you have got to be kidding

A couple are talking ...

Wife:  Do you think we should include the Joneses in our dinner party?

HusbandYou have got to be kidding!

Wife:  Why?

Husband:  They are terrible bores and nobody really likes them.

Wife:  OK.





you have got to be kidding - Usage:

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you have got to be kidding - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for you have got to be kidding.



you have got to be kidding - Examples:

1)  No questions after such a dismal result -- you have got to be kidding.

2)  Peter you have got to be kidding mate, I can't believe you can still have faith in these idiots.

3)  Do I think I am calling myself a designer? You have got to be kidding, Amanda, if you think you can call yourself the same 'professional'.

4)  You have got to be kidding, I've seen fewer dives in a four day swim meet.

5)  You have got to be kidding! " The holier than thou liberal party have done much worse things than this.

6)  You have got to be kidding right? She definitely does not have the best voice.

7)  Is this really what the AFL-CIO wants? You have got to be kidding. Workers suffer the most during high inflation! Better to strengthen collective bargaining.

8)  You have got to be kidding. Banks are the only business that pays virtually nothing for the inventory it resells.

9)  Larry - you have got to be kidding! Oliver should have got years, not months! 

10)  You have got to be kidding. Your lowest benchmark must be they have coached in a professional setting.

11)  You prude parents talking about kids. You have got to be kidding. Do you let your kids watch children movies?

12)   Aggressive team defense? Barca? you have got to be kidding.. They are one of the poorest teams in defense.

13)  So little is known about Peng Liyuan? You have got to be kidding. She was way more famous than her husband just a few years ago.

14)  Women controlling their own fertility? What, you have got to be kidding! # Humans trying to solve environmental problems? Hands-off, that is for God/Allah.

15)  Dangerous animals in Ireland? Come on, you have got to be kidding... wolves and bears are long extinct.

16)  Give them a vote on the Independence issue you have got to be kidding. They wouldn't know how to spell democracy.

17)  This is just ridiculous hypothesizing. I think you have got to be kidding, since you contradict yourself -- you said before Mark was the earliest gospel.

18)  Higher wage? Give me a break. Work harder? You have got to be kidding. Some of the hardest working people make the lowest wages.

19)  Are you really from this planet? # Phillip Wong # You have got to be kidding me, right? # US firms are taking huge markets shares in China.

20)  Surely you have got to be kidding, or are just really that nuts?