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give me (a) five!

A request to give the speaker a five, that is, to slap their (usually) raised hand with one's own, as in a show of congratulation or celebration. I hear you aced your final exams! Give me five!
See also: give

give (one) a break

1. To make a concession or allowance for someone else. I just need someone at this company to give me a break. I'll take any job here, even cleaning the bathrooms!
2. A plea to try to stop someone else from doing something annoying or troublesome. Oh, give me a break, officer—my parking meter must have expired only 30 seconds ago!
3. A scoffing retort to something that seems unbelievable or ridiculous. You, the night owl, are getting up at 6 AM tomorrow? Give me a break!
See also: break, give

Give me a break!

 and Gimme a break! 
1. Inf. Don't be so harsh to me!; Give me another chance! I'm sorry! I'll do better! Give me a break! I was only late once! Give me a break!
2. Inf. That is enough, you're bothering me!; Stop it! Do you have to go on and on? Give me a break! Give me a break, you guys! That's enough of your bickering!
3. Inf. I don't believe you!; You don't expect anyone to believe that! You say a gorilla is loose in the city? Gimme a break! Tom said he was late again because the back stairs caved in. His boss said, "Gimme a break!"
See also: give

give me a break!

used to express contemptuous disagreement or disbelief about something that has been said.
See also: give

give me a ˈbreak!

(spoken) used when somebody wants somebody else to stop doing or saying something that is annoying, or to stop saying something that is not true: I didn’t mean it like that, so give me a break!
See also: give


phr. give me. (Eye-dialect. Typical spoken English. Used in writing only for effect. Used in the examples of this dictionary.) Do you wanna gimme the thingy and lemme go ahead with my work?

Give me a break!

and Gimme a break!
1. exclam. That is enough!; Stop it! Do you have to go on and on? Give me a break!
2. exclam. Don’t be so harsh!; Give me a chance! I’m sorry! I’ll do better! Give me a break!
3. and GMAB exclam. & comp. abb. I don’t believe it!; You don’t really think I believe that! Come on, GMAB! How dumb do you think I am!
See also: give

Gimme a break!

See also: gimme