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    #1

    Denial ainít just a river in Egypt

    Letís go see Michaelís baby!
    No thanks. Saw it on Facebook.
    Come on!!
    Nope. Thatís one ugly baby.
    Mike said heís so cute!
    Well, denial ainít just a river in Egypt.
    (Learn English: Daily Easy English Expression 0733: denial ain't just a river in Egypt)


    In this dialogue, "denial ainít just a river in Egypt" means that the speaker doesn't think of Mike's baby as cute, doesn't it?

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    #2

    Re: Denial ainít just a river in Egypt

    It means Mike is in denial that his baby is ugly (that's just the speaker's opinion, of course).

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    #3

    Re: Denial ainít just a river in Egypt

    It's a pun. Denial - the Nile. The Nile is a river in Egypt but I suppose you already knew that.

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    #4

    Re: Denial ainít just a river in Egypt

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    It's a pun.
    Almost.

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    #5

    Re: Denial ainít just a river in Egypt

    The country singer Pam Tillis has a whole song built around this pun. Cleopatra, Queen of Denial.
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