What do you want, a cookie?

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What do you want, a cookie?

A sarcastic response to one who is excited about or seeks praise for a minor, insignificant, or unimpressive accomplishment. OK, so you hung some Christmas decorations—what do you want, a cookie? A: "I'll have you know that J.K. Rowling herself said my short story was pretty cool." B: "Wow, you're amazing. What do you want, a cookie?"
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