this is (someone)

this is

A phrase said when introducing someone, followed by the person's name or their relation. This is Laura, my cousin. This is my friend Ben that I was telling you about.
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this is (someone)

informal Used to quote, paraphrase, or mimic the words of someone else, especially in a mocking or derisive manner. This is you right now—"Blah, blah, blah, I'm so important, everyone has to listen to me, blah de blah de blah!" So everyone is having this really serious discussion about what's going on in the world, and this is James: "You know, I got pulled over one time for having a tail light out. It was pretty scary." Like, read the room, James!
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