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li3wei1

In a short story I'm reading, two people are arguing. One insists there wasn't any beef for sale in the market, the other doesn't believe her. She insists, he says:

你再给老子说没有!

I've tried googling, and there are lots of variations on this phrasing, but I haven't found anything that makes it clear what it means. Has anyone run across this?

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anonymoose

老子 is a rude way of referring to oneself, so literally, this means:

 

Tell me again that there isn’t any...

 

What this actually implies is open to interpretation. It could be:

 

Don’t you dare tell me again that there isn’t any.

If you say again that there isn’t any (then you’ll regret it)

 

In my opinion, it is bordering on threatening, and it seems rather over the top for the situation you described (unless it was just said as a joke).

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li3wei1

Thanks. It might be over the top for the situation I described, but I left out some things to keep it simple.

 

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