(Are) you kidding (me)?

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(Are) you kidding (me)?

1. You cannot be serious; this cannot or should not be true. (Used to express shocked dismay or exasperation.) A: "Did you hear that Sam got promoted to General Manager?" B: "Are you kidding me? That guy couldn't manage his way out of a paper bag!" Oh, are you kidding? How can the traffic already be so backed up at 6 AM?
2. You should already know the answer. (Used when someone is giving an emphatic affirmative answer.) A: "Do you want a piece of this cake?" B: "You kidding me? Of course I do!" A: "Is Sally a good lawyer?" B: "Are you kidding me? She's one of the best in the whole Pacific Northwest!"
See also: kid