puh-leeze


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puh-leeze

An exaggerated pronunciation and misspelling of "please," used to express exasperation, disdain, or incredulity. A: "She said that you're the one who's responsible for the error." B: "Oh, puh-leeze! If she hadn't screwed up, none of this would have happened!" Puh-leeze—that's the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard!

Puh-leez!

(pəə ˈliiiz)
exclam. Please!; That is enough! You can’t expect me to accept that! (A long, drawn-out way of saying Please! The tone of voice shows exasperation and disgust. The spelling is highly variable.) I am the one who’s at fault? Puuuleeeze!
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After she performed a tongue-in-cheek impersonation ("Will you puh-leeze do something about that!"), a lively discussion ensued.
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It was he who was responsible for the notorious aside (well, I heard it) muttered into an accidentally open mike to Joseph Biden: "We have been heah, Joe, foah two full days talkin' about 'harass this' an' 'harass that.' Woulud you puh-leeze tell me when are we gonna talk aobut her tits?
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When Paul McCartney took up with her, my first reaction was "Puh-leeze!".
Puh-leeze! They're a jug wine producer!" A decade later, those people are eating their words and washing them down with Gallo of Sonoma Chardonnay as the awards and accolades continue to pile up.
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OH, puh-leeze - it was barely credible when Dead Or Alive was billed as a martial arts game when, in fact, it is a thinly disguised excuse to see teenage babes fighting.
PUH-LEEZE - used facetiously to express astonishment, disbelief or indignation.