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look who's talking

One is guilty of the same thing they have just criticized. A: "Kathy never pays attention in class." B: "Look who's talking! Just today I saw you reading a magazine during the lecture."
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Look who's talking!

Fig. You are guilty of doing the same thing that you have criticized someone else for doing or that you accused someone else of doing. Andy: You criticize me for being late! Look who's talking! You just missed your flight! Jane: Well, nobody's perfect. Mary: You just talk and talk, you go on much too long about practically nothing, and you never give a chance for any one else to talk, and you just don't know when to stop! Sally: Look who's talking!
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look who's talking

You're in no position to criticize, as in I wish Kate would be on time for once.-You do? Look who's talking! This colloquial idiom dates from the mid-1900s, although another version, you can't talk, is a century or so older.
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look (or hark) who's talking

used to convey that a criticism made applies equally well to the person who has made it. informal
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