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    Default "You are pushing it too far!"

    Hi there,
    I've just been reading a post by dear fivedjon, coming up against this idiom. May I ask dear posters to help me understand this idiom? Thank you so much in advance. (I've already looked it up in dictionaries, but no result for me.)

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    Default Re: "You are pushing it too far!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,
    I've just been reading a post by dear fivedjon, coming up against this idiom. May I ask dear posters to help me understand this idiom? Thank you so much in advance. (I've already looked it up in dictionaries, but no result for me.)
    It means that you are continuing with a conversation or a request or an action after you probably should have stopped.

    - Mum, can I borrow 2?
    - No, you've had your 5 pocket money for this week.
    - But I've spent it already.
    - That's your fault.
    - But I really want to buy sweets.
    - I already said no.
    - But it's not fair. I want sweets.
    - Well, you should have thought of that sooner.
    - But 5 isn't enough. All my friends get 10.
    - OK. You're pushing this too far now. I said no and I meant no. Now stop asking me!

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    Default Re: "You are pushing it too far!"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It means that you are continuing with a conversation or a request or an action after you probably should have stopped.

    - Mum, can I borrow 2?
    - No, you've had your 5 pocket money for this week.
    - But I've spent it already.
    - That's your fault.
    - But I really want to buy sweets.
    - I already said no.
    - But it's not fair. I want sweets.
    - Well, you should have thought of that sooner.
    - But 5 isn't enough. All my friends get 10.
    - OK. You're pushing this too far now. I said no and I meant no. Now stop asking me!


    Thank you so much for the very helpful example, dear emsr2d2!

    Best!

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