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    Meaning of a Phrase

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    Can someone please tell me what people mean when they say "Bring it on." and in what types of situations it can be said?

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    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me what people mean when they say "Bring it on." and in what types of situations it can be said?
    It means: show me what you've got! Used in competition, sport, politics, etc.

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    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me what people mean when they say "Bring it on." and in what types of situations it can be said?

    Banderas has explained it well, especially highlighting the competitive nature of the situations in which it's used. I would even suggest that it's often combative too, indicating a willingness to fight and a lack of any fear of the one to whom it is being said. Certainly, as banderas said, you'll hear it a lot in sporting situations, as well as in fights, both sporting and not so sporting.

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    Banderas has explained it well, especially highlighting the competitive nature of the situations in which it's used. I would even suggest that it's often combative too, indicating a willingness to fight and a lack of any fear of the one to whom it is being said. Certainly, as banderas said, you'll hear it a lot in sporting situations, as well as in fights, both sporting and not so sporting.
    Can you please give me some examples?

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    Can you please give me some examples?
    England versus Brazil - bring it on!

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    England versus Brazil - bring it on!
    On recent form, this could only be said by Brazil.

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    On recent form, this could only be said by Brazil.
    Oh, that's true!

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    Can it also be said in reply to abuses? I mean if someone is trying insult or abuse one, can s/he say "Bring it on!"?

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    Can it also be said in reply to abuses? I mean if someone is trying insult or abuse one, can s/he say "Bring it on!"?
    I would say not so much "abuse", but possibly "insult" or "humiliate". It can be used to mock or deride the efforts of someone else. Perhaps an example of this might be if a champion in his field was challenged by a newcomer. The champion might say "bring it on!", in a sneering way to imply that he found the challenge laughable or pathetic. If, fior example, the Maldives were to challenge Pakistan to a cricket match.

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    Re: Meaning of a Phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    I would say not so much "abuse", but possibly "insult" or "humiliate". It can be used to mock or deride the efforts of someone else. Perhaps an example of this might be if a champion in his field was challenged by a newcomer. The champion might say "bring it on!", in a sneering way to imply that he found the challenge laughable or pathetic. If, fior example, the Maldives were to challenge Pakistan to a cricket match.
    Thank you very much for your great kindness in helping me understand the the actual meaning of the phrase. I'm so much in debt to you, and I really mean it.

    God bless you always!

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