say uncle
phrasal to admit defeat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • say\ uncle — • say uncle • cry uncle v. phr. informal To say that you surrender; admit that you have lost; admit a defeat; give up. Bob fought for five minutes, but he had to say uncle. The bully twisted Jerry s arm and said, Cry uncle. The other team was… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • say uncle — (USA) If you say uncle, you admit defeat. ( Cry uncle is an alternative form.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • say uncle — also[cry uncle] {v. phr.}, {informal} To say that you surrender; admit that you have lost; admit a defeat; give up. * /Bob fought for five minutes, but he had to say uncle./ * /The bully twisted Jerry s arm and said, Cry uncle. / * /The other… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • say uncle — also[cry uncle] {v. phr.}, {informal} To say that you surrender; admit that you have lost; admit a defeat; give up. * /Bob fought for five minutes, but he had to say uncle./ * /The bully twisted Jerry s arm and said, Cry uncle. / * /The other… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Say Uncle — Infobox Film name = Say Uncle caption = Promotional movie poster for the film director = Peter Paige producer = Christopher Racster Peter Paige writer = Peter Paige starring = Peter Paige Kathy Najimy Anthony Clark Melanie Lynskey Gabrielle Union …   Wikipedia

  • say uncle — (USA)    If you say uncle, you admit defeat. ( Cry uncle is an alternative form.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • say uncle — tv. to admit defeat; to give up. D He held me down until I said uncle. □ I never say uncle. I just keep right on going …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • say uncle — American, informal to admit that you have been defeated. I m determined to show them I can be a star. I m not going to say uncle …   New idioms dictionary

  • say uncle — phrasal : to admit defeat : give up forced his opponent to say uncle …   Useful english dictionary

  • say uncle — vb American See uncle1,2 …   Contemporary slang

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