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You've got to be kidding

Meaning/Usage: This is used when a true statement is ridiculous.

Explanation: "Kidding" is the same as joking.  When a person hears something that is true, but it is not expected, the person will use this idiom to express that the statement is ridiculous.

A:  "Hey Jared.  Mom told me to tell you that you shouldn't stay out too late."
B:  "You've got to be kidding me.  I'm 30 years old."

A:  "Patrick won the school election by two votes."
B:  "He's not that popular how did this happen?"
A:  "Nobody voted because they expected Jason to win."
B:  "You've got to be kidding me."

Other Common Sentences

"I really hope you're wrong."
"Please tell me it ain't so."

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