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    Giving too long

    Hello,

    Is there an idiom labeled "giving too long" in English?

    I don't give you too long mate
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    Re: Giving too long

    You can say 'I don't give you too long, mate'. (Note the correct punctuation.)

    Very informally, this means 'I don't think you're going to live much longer, buddy'.

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    Re: Giving too long

    It could be used in other situations too- if a person may well lose their job in the near future, for instance.

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    Re: Giving too long

    A similar idiom would be 'your days are numbered'.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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