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    #1

    Crying for candy

    Dear Teachers

    I would like to know if there are some native English expressions or words to describe some people making unreasonable requests like a kid crying for candy/toy from their parents? For example: The request for such a high pay rise is unreasonable, your request is like a kid crying for candy"?

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    Anthony the learner

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    #2

    Re: Crying for candy

    How about:

    Your request is out of order.

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    #3

    Re: Crying for candy

    We have expressions that indicate asking for much more than a reasonable amount. Both "shoot the moon" and "go for broke" mean to attempt to get everything.

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