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    #1

    "I insist"

    hi there,

    please is there an expression or idiom in English for "I insist!".

    the context could be the one that follows:

    -I'm paying the bill this time!
    -C'mon, let's share it!
    -No, I insist!

    thanks.

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    Smile Re: "I insist"

    Hi, the closest I could come to an idiom is: 'let me', 'allow me', 'on me'. (Although I may soon be shadowed by the greater good.)

    SB

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    Re: "I insist"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Hi, the closest I could come to an idiom is: 'let me', 'allow me', 'on me'. (Although I may soon be shadowed by the greater good.)

    SB
    please, how about the dialogue? is it fine?

    -I'm paying the bill this time!
    -C'mon, let's share it!
    -No, I insist!

    does it sound natural English?

    thanks.

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    Smile Re: "I insist"

    Perfectly natural.

    SB

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