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    an expression

    Hi everyone,
    I don't know if here's the right place to ask such questions, but since vulgarity is an inseparable part of any language I'm curious to know the expression that fits this context:
    Imagine A and B are having a very angry argument.A threatens B to say put him in jail or any other threat of that sort. B in return says something like: "You're not able to do it" in a very confident and rather rude way.
    I'm looking for a phrase that fits this fierce context. A sarcastic question would also help, like " who are you to...?"
    Can anyone help?
    Thanks.

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    Re: an expression

    Not a teacher, nor a native.

    Yet I cannot think of any casual phrase that will fit your purposes, I am sure there will be answers from teachers and/or natives.

    Nevertheless, let me give you a piece of advice to watch contemporary movies.
    They have a lot of swear words across different situations so that you would be an expert

    Regards, Alex.

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    Re: an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I don't know if here's the right place to ask such questions, but since vulgarity is an inseparable part of any language I'm curious to know the expression that fits this context:
    Imagine A and B are having a very angry argument.A threatens B to say put him in jail or any other threat of that sort. B in return says something like: "You're not able to do it" in a very confident and rather rude way.
    I'm looking for a phrase that fits this fierce context. A sarcastic question would also help, like " who are you to...?"
    Can anyone help?
    Thanks.
    If I've understood you correctly, person A is threatening to put person B in jail, but person A wants to say that he doesn't believe that person B is capable of that, or something similar.

    A: I'm gonna put you away.
    B: Oh yeah? You and whose army?

    A: You're going down.
    B: I'd like to see you try.

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    Re: an expression

    Interesting. In AmE, we'd say "you and what army?"

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    Re: an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If I've understood you correctly, person A is threatening to put person B in jail, but person A wants to say that he doesn't believe that person B is capable of that, or something similar.

    A: I'm gonna put you away.
    B: Oh yeah? You and whose army?

    A: You're going down.
    B: I'd like to see you try.
    Nice one! And would you please tell us what the intonation is like? I wonder what item takes the stress.


    thanks!

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    Re: an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post

    Imagine A and B are having a very angry argument.A threatens B to say put him in jail or any other threat of that sort. B in return says something like: "You're not able to do it"

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    A: blah, blah, blab, blab, blab ...

    B: Are you threatening me, dude?! If you are, BRING IT ON.

    (= go ahead and do it. I'm not afraid of you. When I finish with you, you will

    wish that you had never been born!)

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    Re: an expression

    Hello.

    Could you please make that expression clearer , 'You, and what/whose army?' (just for such people as me :) ).
    I tried to fancy some pictures of that but it just wouldn't work out in terms of what I know.

    Thanks, Alex.

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    Re: an expression

    It basically goes like this:

    A: I am going to get you/kill you/hurt you/put you away/get you imprisoned.

    B: Really? Well, I don't believe that you are capable of doing that alone. You will need an army to help you. So who is going to lend you an army? It will require the strength of you (person A) and a whole army to be able to kill/hurt/subdue me/ put me in prison.

    B just says all of the above in a very short form: You and whose army?

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    Re: an expression

    Thanks for your thorough explanation, emsr2d2

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