say it ain't so


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say it ain't so

Used to express one's disbelief, disappointment, or grief upon learning some unfortunate truth about someone or something. A: "You do realize that all the clothes in this store are made by children in sweatshops in third-world countries, right?" B: "Say it ain't so! But they offer such good prices, how are we supposed to resist that?" A: "I just heard that the actor you like was arrested for drug trafficking." B: "No, say it ain't so! I always looked up to him as a role model—I can't believe he would be involved with crime like that!"
See also: say