How many times do I have to tell you?

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How many times do I have to tell you?

Why do I have to keep reminding you about (something)? Typically said in annoyance or frustration. How many times do I have to tell you? Don't leave your wet towels on the floor! You need to put out the trash on Tuesday mornings—how many times do I have to tell you?
See also: have, how, many, tell, times
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How many times do I have to tell you?

Inf. a phrase admonishing someone who has forgotten instructions. Mother: How many times do I have to tell you? Do your homework! Bill: Mom! I hate school! Mary: Clean this place up! How many times do I have to tell you? Bill: I'll do it! I'll do it!
See also: have, how, many, tell, times
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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