you’ve got to be kidding

you’ve got to be kidding


  • implies that something that someone said is a joke
  • used when you are very surprised by what someone has said and that you disagree with them
  • used to imply that something that someone has said cannot be true

Example Sentences

  1. Dan said. “I got a job as an associate professor in the university! Wow!” Tina replied. “You’ve got to be kidding!”
  2. Samuel said. “I think I broke my permanent teeth!” His Mother replied, “You’ve got to be kidding!”
  3. You want me to drive to Chicago at this time? You’ve got to be kidding me!
  4. “Are you having breakfast at this hour of the day? You’ve got to be kidding me!”
  5. Jonathan said, “Hey do you have an extra pair of socks? I for got mine at home.” Jim replied, “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
  6. “60 dollars for a plain white top? : You’ve got to be kidding me!
  7. Leah asked her husband, “Do you think I should invite the Simpsons from across the streets for dinner?” He replied with frustration, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
  8. “You still believe that Santa Claus exists somewhere on North pole of earth? You’ve got to be kidding me.
  9. “Is this really what they want from us? You’ve got to be kidding me!


The origin of this proverb is not known.

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