Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
The phrases You have me there and There you have me or (more commonly and informally) You've/You got me (there) are used in speech to mean “I don't know.”
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I would like to know in which situation I should use " You got me".
Would you give me some tips or examples for this?
Does "You got me" have similar meaning to "you understand me?"
What does "You got me" mean in this context?
A: Any of your classmates giving you a hard time? You sleeping okay?
B:That's not really what you want to talk about, is it?
A: You got me.
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That's right, although in that example it simply means. Right, you understand me.
If A is a counsellor, and B is a student, A is trying to talk to B about some problem he's having, let's say drugs. He makes a meaningless opening statement, and the student is "on to him" straight away and "calls him on it".
"You got me" here means, "You have detected my subterfuge"; "you've seen through my ploy"; "you've seen through me"; "you've caught me out."
I suppose, "You understand me" is also right, but not in the usual meaning.
Thank you so much for leaving clear explanations. It really helps me out.
I am not able to understand by your explanations. Thanks again!!