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    "Spare me"

    Dear English teacher or native users.
    I have a question regarding about usage of "Spare me" in youth language.

    It is used in the following sentences;

    "All I want to say is, I know a little boat can rock on a wild sea, so why not a little plane? .... Aaah, just spare me."

    He's talking to himself about his fear of little planes. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: "Spare me"

    Spare me means save me, or, it can mean, save me from that silly nonsense, I don't agree with it.

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    Re: "Spare me"

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Dear English teacher or native users.
    I have a question regarding about usage of "Spare me" in youth language.

    It is used in the following sentences;

    "All I want to say is, I know a little boat can rock on a wild sea, so why not a little plane? .... Aaah, just spare me."

    He's talking to himself about his fear of little planes. Thanks in advance.
    If someone is complaining excessively to you, or overreacting to something, and it is annoying you, you can say:
    Spare me the sob story. Spare me the theatrics.
    or simply Oh please, spare me!
    Naturally, this might be considered rude by the person you say it to.

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    Re: "Spare me"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If someone is complaining excessively to you, or overreacting to something, and it is annoying you, you can say:
    Spare me the sob story. Spare me the theatrics.
    or simply Oh please, spare me!
    Naturally, this might be considered rude by the person you say it to.
    I am not a teacher, but I am a native speaker.

    You could also look at it to often mean "I don't want to hear about it". And yes, as Raymott said, it is usually considered rude unless said in a joking way, which people often do. Use this term in a joking way cautiously, though.

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