Let me off?

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zhengl_2000

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Example:

I was in a party. The host asked everyone to sing a song but
I am not good at singing and my voice is not good either.
So I said" let me off."

What I meant is let others sing not me.

what is the best way to say in this kind of circumstance?
 

Francois

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I'd rather not
I got a sore throat (headache can work too)
My mother died while she was singing
My religion forbids singing.

Or you can simply burst out crying and run to the restroom.

FRC
 

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zhengl_2000 said:
Example:

I was in a party. The host asked everyone to sing a song but
I am not good at singing and my voice is not good either.
So I said" let me off."

What I meant is let others sing not me.

what is the best way to say in this kind of circumstance?

Here's the phrase you're looking for,

Count me out, please. :D There's also I'll pass or I'd like to pass (on this one). :D

The opposite of count me out is count me in. :D
 

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zhengl_2000 said:
Example:

I was in a party. The host asked everyone to sing a song but
I am not good at singing and my voice is not good either.
So I said" let me off."

What I meant is let others sing not me.

what is the best way to say in this kind of circumstance?

"Let me off the hook" would also work. :wink:
 
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zhengl_2000

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Casiopea said:
zhengl_2000 said:
Example:

I was in a party. The host asked everyone to sing a song but
I am not good at singing and my voice is not good either.
So I said" let me off."

What I meant is let others sing not me.

what is the best way to say in this kind of circumstance?

Here's the phrase you're looking for,

Count me out, please. :D There's also I'll pass or I'd like to pass (on this one). :D

The opposite of count me out is count me in. :D


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Maybe my example was not what I really want to describe.

what i meant is that sometime people ask you to do sth.
you are reluctant to do.

Like at a party that people there are all friends , one guy said:"
Zhengl , sing an English song for us". I waved my hand and said" No, No
x????????? xI am not good at singing."

What should I say here x???????x ?

And what does it mean:
Let me off this time.
 

Casiopea

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zhengl_2000 said:
Casiopea said:
zhengl_2000 said:
Example:

I was in a party. The host asked everyone to sing a song but
I am not good at singing and my voice is not good either.
So I said" let me off."

What I meant is let others sing not me.

what is the best way to say in this kind of circumstance?

Here's the phrase you're looking for,

Count me out, please. :D There's also I'll pass or I'd like to pass (on this one). :D

The opposite of count me out is count me in. :D


=====================================

Maybe my example was not what I really want to describe.

what i meant is that sometime people ask you to do sth.
you are reluctant to do.

Like at a party that people there are all friends , one guy said:"
Zhengl , sing an English song for us". I waved my hand and said" No, No
x????????? xI am not good at singing."

What should I say here x???????x ?

And what does it mean:
Let me off this time.

Friend: Zhengl, sing an English song for us.
Zhengl: I would rather not, thank you. (I'm not a great singer / I'm too shy.)

Let me off the hook
Imagine a fish on a fisherman's hook. The fish says, "Let me off (the hook) this (one) time. Let me go free; I don't want to be on your hook. I know I bit your hook (i.e. I made a commitment), but now I don't want to commit myself. I don't want to do it; I want to be free."

All the best, :D
 
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