You're telling me!

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - You're telling me!

"You're telling me!"

used to emphasize that you agree with something someone has just complained about because you have experienced it yourself


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - You're telling me!

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I can't believe how unfair the boss can be. I asked for a couple of hours off work so that I could go and see the dentist. I have a tooth that is killing me.

Colleague 2You're telling me! I asked the boss last week for time off to go to a friend's funeral and the boss laughed in my face.

Colleague 1:  Sorry to hear that but at least it is good to know that it's not just me the boss is unfair to.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - You're telling me!

Two retired senior citizens are talking ...

Senior 1:  It is getting more and more difficult to survive nowadays. The cost of living keeps going up but my pension stays the same.

Senior 2You're telling me! I just got my property tax bill and it has increased thirty percent over last year.

Senior 1:  I guess we will have sell our houses or something.

You're telling me! - Usage:


Usage Frequency Index:   26   click for frequency by country

You're telling me! - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for You're telling me!

You're telling me! - Examples:

1)  ... typing it up. A slight problem for a writer. You're telling me! (laughs) Anyway, to get over that I decided to try ...

2)  ... your favourite part of being involved with the show? Ha! You're telling me! There were SO many reasons I fell in love with Rock Of Ages ...

3)  ... at that point. I will be forever grateful to her. You're telling me! If I'm honest I was a real arsehole at times and treated ...

4)  That must have been a bit of a drag. George: You're telling me! I called my mother when I was reading the script and said, ...

5)  ... wake up every morning all hot to discuss due process?" "You're telling me!" "-- but I want to be a lawyer." ... 

6)  ... like the hostess has been under a bit of pressure. "You're telling me!" Harriman laughed. "This is a little different than the normal ...

7)  ... really uncomfortable. (pause) Ugly little cow isn't she? (laughing) You're telling me!

8)  You're telling me! I couldn't believe it either. 

9)  Really?  You're telling me! I lost my keys the other day, too. 

10)  You're telling me! I can sympathize.

11)  You're telling me! That happened to me.

12)  You're telling me! What are we going to do?

13)  You're telling me! I was late for work as well.

14)  You're telling me! I gained ten pounds over the holidays.

15)  You're telling me! That's terrible that it happened to both of us.

16)  You're telling me! My car broke down yesterday.

17)  You're telling me! I can't believe the high prices.

18)  You're telling me! I was sore for a week.

19)  You're telling me! Our flight was delayed for three hours.

20)  You're telling me! The traffic was so bad I was an hour late.