would you please tell me where this expression is used and give me some examples where it is used? I can't understand whether it means that actually give me a break or something like stop.
1. Donít be so harsh to me!; Give me another chance
2. That is enough, youíre bothering me!;Stop it!
3. I donít believe you!; You donít expect anyone to believe that!
Dictionary of American Idioms.
So is this correct if I say.
John: they are planning on building urban areas in Mars.
Jenna: Oh, give me a break.
Yes, it means Oh come on, you gotta be kidding me.