you must be kidding

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - you must be kidding

"you must be kidding"

I am quite surprised and cannot believe that you are serious


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - you must be kidding

Two colleagues are talking ...

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

Colleague 2You must 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 must be kidding

A couple are talking ...

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

HusbandYou must be kidding!

Wife:  Why?

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

Wife:  OK.

you must be kidding - Usage:


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you must be kidding - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for you must be kidding.

you must be kidding - Examples:

1)  No questions after such a dismal result -- you must be kidding.

2)  Peter you must 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 must be kidding, Amanda, if you think you can call yourself the same 'professional'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20)  Surely you must be kidding, or are just really that nuts?