I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you


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I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you

humorous If I told you this extremely confidential or sensitive piece of information, I'd have to kill you to ensure that you don't share it with anyone else. Sure, I know who really stole the test answers, and I could tell you—but then I’d have to kill you. A: "I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you." B: "Well then, I guess I'll never know the big secret, huh?"
See also: but, could, have, kill, tell

I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you

and ICTYBTIHTKY
sent. & comp. abb. a phrase said in answer to a question that one does not want to answer. Don’t ask. ICTYBTIHTKY.
See also: but, could, have, kill, tell