says who

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says who

Who claims the truth of this statement, which I don't believe? For example, That horse of your will never win a race.-Says who? This slangy expression of disagreement or disbelief may also be put in declarative form, says you!, meaning "I disagree with what you just said." For example, It was an accident, I didn't mean to break it.-Says you! You've always hated that vase . [First half of 1900s]
See also: say, who
References in classic literature ?
It weren't quite a chapel, but it seemed more solemn like; and then, says you, Ben Gunn was short-handed--no chapling, nor so much as a Bible and a flag, you says.
F-y K-g:--It is better not to wear your second best hat to church, but if your mother says you must it is not for me to question her decision.
There is a school of thought that says you should go drinking with the boys.
Lee says you should have a good idea of what kind of lifestyle you'd like to enjoy in retirement.
Richard Clapp, associate professor in the department of environmental health at the Boston University Schools of Public Health, says you may soon need to fear household products you have most contact with: "If you're sitting on it, or if it's part of your desk, or in the frame of your bed-where you have constant exposure and for several hours," you will be in most danger.