talk to the hand


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talk to the hand

A rude interjection meant to interrupt and dismiss what another person is saying. (Sometimes written or spoken in longer forms, such as, "talk to the hand, because the face isn't listening," or the like.) Dad: "Sarah, would you mind cleaning up the—" Sarah: "Talk to the hand, dad! I've got too much going on to be dealing with chores around the house!" All of us were aghast when Jonathan turned to the police officer and said, "Talk to the hand, 'cause the face ain't interested!"
See also: hand, talk

talk to/tell it to the ˈhand (because/’cos the face ain’t ˈlistening)

(American English, informal) used to say in a rude way that you refuse to listen to what somebody is trying to tell you
This is said while holding your hand up in front of the other person’s face.
See also: hand, talk, tell
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