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    is this phrase appropriate in here?

    A,"I won! See! I knew I was better than you! DO YOU BUY IT?"
    B,"No! I DON'T BUY IT! Let's race again!"

    Dear native speakers, is "buy it" used properly in here? If not, what would you say instead?



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    Re: is this phrase appropriate in here?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    A,"I won! See! I knew I was better than you! DO YOU BUY IT?"
    B,"No! I DON'T BUY IT! Let's race again!"

    Dear native speakers, is "buy it" used properly in here? If not, what would you say instead?



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    No, "buying something," in this sense is the same as saying you believe something. If one just proved that one was faster in a race, it's a matter of fact, not belief.

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    Re: is this phrase appropriate in here?

    Thanks SoothingDave! So in this case, how about replacing it with "Do you accept it(your fate, etc)?"
    What would you native speakers say especially in a more aggressive manner?

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    Re: is this phrase appropriate in here?

    If they have been arguing over this matter of who was better, he might say something like, "See, I am better than you, so do you give in now?'.
    give in = to admit defeat, surrender

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