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That’s rich !


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) That’s a bit hypocritical !

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That’s rich !’ is something you say when you want to retort to an ironic, or amusingly hypocritical accusation. The phrase is often used as follows : ’That’s (a bit) rich coming from you !’.

French translation

c’est gonflé (surtout venant de toi) !

How NOT to translate : *c’est riche !

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Examples in context

‘Kanye West shook my hand like a vice and gave me a stare that could break windows.

The GQ Men of the Year Awards is a deliciously glamorous, febrile and unpredictable affair.

My joy at this unanticipated Hollywood hugathon was tempered by tycoon Sir Philip Green grabbing my jowls as if he was choking a Christmas turkey and roaring : ‘Been overdoing the grub, Piersy boy ?’

Pretty rich coming from you !’ I retorted, temporarily forgetting that Sir Philip is indeed pretty rich.

The Daily Mail On Sunday, 13th September 2014

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That’s rich ! Turkish taxpayers pay $710m for new palace.

RECEP Tayyip Erdogan has faced accusations before of acting like a "sultan" - never more so than when he was made Turkey’s first elected president after 12 years as its prime minister.

But those claims have been given new vigour after it was revealed that he has built himself a palace that is bigger than the White House or Buckingham Palace, occupies more than 1.6 million square feet of land and cost almost $750 million.’

The Chronicle, 6th November 2014

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Everyday usage

I’m greedy ? That’s a bit rich, coming from you !

Alice : ’I think you should attend class more often’ John : Wow it’s a bit rich coming from you, don’t you think ? I seem to remember you missed quite a lot last month.

b) That’s very expensive !

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c) That’s really strong !

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