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Got to be kidding


Response of incredulity. Unbelievable statement. ‘Kidding’ implies making a joke or being sarcastic, so when approached with a lie, the response can be ‘you’ve got to be kidding’. (Compare to Lame excuse, Holes in the story, Load or Fish story.)

“You moved out of your dad’s house? You have got to be kidding?

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