don't you dare


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don't you dare

An emphatic way to tell someone not to do something. Don't you dare say something vulgar like that to your mother! Don't you dare touch that autographed baseball—it's worth a lot of money!
See also: dare

don’t you ˈdare (do something)!

(spoken) used to tell somebody strongly not to do something: ‘I’ll tell her about it.’ ‘Don’t you dare!’Don’t you dare say anything to anybody.
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Clark said he was deep in thought about startup operations when Sheppard turned to him and said in a quiet voice, "Steve, don't you dare die or even get sick anytime in the next five years.
With the theatrical release of the "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" live-action feature film starring Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear and Steve Martin slated to hit movie theaters November 14, 2003, the irreverent "Looney Tunes" characters will twirl their way into Toy Fair on a variety of products based on the film, including Don't You Dare Daffy and Twisterz Plush Assortment:
She said: "They were trying to revive him and I was shouting, 'No, Thomas, don't you dare leave me'.
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At my age my fashion sense has long since departed Don't wind me up, don't get me started A grown man in a baby romper suit, Whoever designed it deserves the boot I hear they are supposed to be all the rage, But come on fellas, act your age Next thing you know we'll be donning smocks, Putting on kilts just like the Jocks All this for me is way too much On a par with watching ballet, Strictly Come Dancing and such It really is a bridge too far The very idea of it is making me jar Lads, let's all make a pact, Promise me not to wear clothes like that We have to stand firm and hold our ground, We are men, we are proud So if you got a 'onesie' from your partner as a Christmas pressie, Don't you dare wear it, not on your nelly If she insists, then give her the welly.
Don't you dare tell your manager it is because of your crush on a staff member or, worse, be bad and blame your innocent toyboy.
Come on, planners, or don't you dare at this particular time?
If you were there with her in Iowa, to see women hold onto her and say, `Don't you dare give up, don't you dare quit,' to see people hold up their children in the air for her to touch, to see an elderly woman on a walker in South Dakota hold her hand and shake it, and tell her she remembered a time when women did not have the vote.
They're firmly committed to ``small learning communities,'' they say, and don't you dare suggest otherwise.
Now, don't you dare succumb to easy stereotypes about footballers
She trusted you like a sis by sharing the details of her sad sitch, so don't you dare blab her secrets.
But don't you dare stray from the politically correct path
Don't you dare try to ruin our fun, Blatter, or you'll be getting a tusk where the sun don't shine.
They'll be great in those stir-fries - don't you dare boil them.