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How (something) can you be?

A rhetorical question used to indicate that someone or something shows an extraordinary amount of some negative characteristic or trait. Now the banks are talking about selling off people's mortgages to vulture funds to make a quick buck. How greedy can you be? My roommate turned off the house's hot water heater over the winter break because he thought it would save energy, but all the pipes burst and the entire house flooded. Man, how dumb can you be?
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How (something) can you get?

A rhetorical question used to indicate that someone or something shows an extraordinary amount of some negative characteristic or trait. Now the banks are talking about selling off people's mortgages to vulture funds to make a quick buck. How greedy can you get? My roommate turned off the house's hot water heater over the winter break because he thought it would save energy, but all the pipes burst and the entire house flooded. Man, how dumb can you get?
See also: can, how

how selfish, stupid, ungrateful, etc. can you ˈget?

(spoken) used to express surprise or disapproval that somebody has been so selfish, stupid, etc: I can’t believe he didn’t even say thank you. How ungrateful can you get?
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Her behaviour was appallingly selfish, so it's great news that she's been hit with a PS1,000 penalty for her crimes.
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Yasin Malik said, 'To remain in news Farooq Abdullah always issues controversial statements but people of Jammu Kashmir are fully aware of his irresponsible character, his non-seriousness and the level to which he can stoop down for his selfish gains.
These issues that start from our childhood have to be raised, resolved and clarified; otherwise, they will continue to burden us and make us selfish and proud.
These women who have kids then let themselves go, so slobbish and lazy and SELFISH.
SCIENTISTS have found evidence to support what women have known all along - men are more selfish.
If you want to know what selfish is, David Cameron, I suggest you look in the mirror.
If any of the cooperative nodes are not responding with other nodes name as selfish attack or externally any other unknown nodes are entering between cooperative nodes and affect the network operations is called malicious attacks.
If selfishness is truly a virtue, shouldn't you be selfish every day?
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Oscar Wilde's classic tales--The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose were not part of my growing up.
In living animals, a selfish bit of DNA called R2d2 is an outright lawbreaker.
They also show how empathy motives increase altruistic behavior in selfish people.
In reality, some selfish SUs may refuse to provide the sensing results to save energy or transmission time, while still enjoying those from others [5].