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Push it Hello, there Would it sound odd to use “push it” in these examples: A. If someone says “This is the best player in the league” and you say “Come on, man, don’t push it.” B. If someone invites you to to go to the opera and you says “A pop concert I can take, but opera is pushing it” What could I say instead? “Don’t stretch it”? Thank you
Aug 4, 2019 1:37 PM
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You could say no way in #1. You could say not a chance, no way, not going to happen in #2.
August 5, 2019
Thank you very much. But are there other expressions I could use?
August 4, 2019
In the examples that you gave, don’t push it sounds fine.
August 4, 2019
Are there other more natural expressions I could use?
August 4, 2019
« Don’t push it » in those examples would sound fine. In A, your statement implies that you agree with the player being very good, but not so far as that they are the best. In B you are saying that while you would enjoy a pop concert, sitting through an Opera would be more difficult.
August 4, 2019
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