I was in a party. The host asked everyone to sing a song but
I am not good at singing and my voice is not good either.
So I said" let me off."
What I meant is let others sing not me.
what is the best way to say in this kind of circumstance?
Here's the phrase you're looking for,
Count me out, please. :D There's also I'll pass or I'd like to pass (on this one). :D
The opposite of count me out is count me in. :D
Maybe my example was not what I really want to describe.
what i meant is that sometime people ask you to do sth.
you are reluctant to do.
Like at a party that people there are all friends , one guy said:"
Zhengl , sing an English song for us". I waved my hand and said" No, No
x????????? xI am not good at singing."
What should I say here x???????x ?
And what does it mean:
Let me off this time.
Friend: Zhengl, sing an English song for us.
Zhengl: I would rather not, thank you. (I'm not a great singer / I'm too shy.)
Let me off the hook
Imagine a fish on a fisherman's hook. The fish says, "Let me off (the hook) this (one) time. Let me go free; I don't want to be on your hook. I know I bit your hook (i.e. I made a commitment), but now I don't want to commit myself. I don't want to do it; I want to be free."