can't even

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can't even

slang Cannot handle (something). A phrase used (usually comically) when one cannot articulate their strong feelings (often of frustration) about something or someone. I can't even with this show! How many awesome characters are they going to kill off? A: "Did you hear that Mary and Joe broke up again?" B: "Ugh, I can't even with those two. I hope this break-up is permanent!" Did you see that kitten's sweet little face? I can't even!
See also: even
References in classic literature ?
What place it will be we can't even guess at this moment, but we're sure to find out when we get there.
I can't even account for the extraordinary pallor of your complexion.
So that I can't even bring the children up by myself, and may find it hard with the help of other people, at the cost of humiliation.
So long ago," Emily replied, "that I can't even remember her death.
Just at present they are out of mischief and perfectly safe, for they can't even wiggle.
you can't even speak to such a perfectly pliable person as Lady Lundie?
Why, I'm that tired Sunday I can't even read the papers.
You can't even deny that I am within my rights if I claim now at this instant the reward for my apostasy.
Is true, as they tell me, that I can't even go away?
First, it will open the conversation (you can't even drink a bottle of wine without opening it first): and secondly, if he's seen the Other Professor, we shall find him that way: and, if he hasn't, we sha'n't.
They can't even tell a woman she is charming without looking foolish.
They can't even cook a chicken respectably; and as for carving it, they do that with a hatchet.
A POLICE pest shouted 'you can't even get a cup of coffee in here' when she was told to wait to be interviewed during a court appearance.
It's so upsetting how most Pakistanis can't even embrace their own skin colour.
I can't even begin to imagine what this poor family are going through.
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