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    Boy u aren't big on compliments are u

    Would like to know what some meant by this "Boy u arenít big on compliments are u".

    Thank you

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    Re: Boy u aren't big on compliments are u

    It is sarcasm. It is a reply (or a retort) to something you thought you had done well or put effort into which was ignored or dismissed by someone

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    Re: Boy u aren't big on compliments are u

    Wow, if someone should have said that to me I would have thought he meant that I had neglected to give a compliment to someone.

    If I understood well; the guy had done the best he could and thought that he was going to get rewarded for it by at least a compliment from e.g. his boss.

    Then another person who was aware of the situation said "Boy u arenít big on compliments are u" turning the knife in the wound.

    Not a nice saying if you ask me


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