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    Default How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Whenever I'm flattered, like someone says :

    Aaron, you are so handsome. I'm sure you could date any woman if you want. (ok this is just an instance. Don't upset. )

    Basically, I don't know what to say. At this kinds of moment, I wanna tell him or her something with a wit. But I just don't say anything and I don't want it to be looked as rude.

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Smile, and discreetly change the subject.

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Just say thanks to them!!!(be polite!I think they won't say the same thing when they meet you next time)

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    Wink Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Why not reply something like "Well, flattering will get you nowhere!".

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Quote Originally Posted by reklov
    Why not reply something like "Well, flattering will get you nowhere!".
    reklov, thank you so much for reply. I was hoping that kind of expression. but..


    What does that even mean? -_-;;;

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    "Flattery will get you nowhere" is the usual version. It means: "It doesn't matter how much you flatter, it won't help you get what you want from me." It's a way of gently accusing someone of trying to use flattery to make you do something for them. Of course, it's not really an accusation; it's usually said with a

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss
    "Flattery will get you nowhere" is the usual version. It means: "It doesn't matter how much you flatter, it won't help you get what you want from me." It's a way of gently accusing someone of trying to use flattery to make you do something for them. Of course, it's not really an accusation; it's usually said with a
    Oh, that's very useful expression!! Thanks a lot!!

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    Exclamation Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron
    Whenever I'm flattered, like someone says :
    Aaron, you are so handsome. I'm sure you could date any woman if you want. (ok this is just an instance. Don't upset. )
    Basically, I don't know what to say. At this kinds of moment, I wanna tell him or her something with a wit. But I just don't say anything and I don't want it to be looked as rude.
    Try:

    Flattery will get you no where, but DO continue OR
    Oh well, what can I say, seems it just in my hormones OR
    "Handsome" is my middle name OR indeed, as I normally say:

    Trust me sunshine, I may be good-looking, but whenever YOU are around me, I'll ALWAYS stand second

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Much depends of course on whether a) the flatterer is male or female b) you would prefer the flatterer to be male or female.

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    Default Re: How can I smoothly tell someone "stop" when they are flattering me.

    Quote Originally Posted by j4mes_bond25
    Try:
    Flattery will get you no where, but DO continue OR
    Oh well, what can I say, seems it just in my hormones OR
    "Handsome" is my middle name OR indeed, as I normally say:
    Trust me sunshine, I may be good-looking, but whenever YOU are around me, I'll ALWAYS stand second
    Very smooth agent 007.

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