more fool you

more fool you
Meaning
Origin
From Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
BIANCA: The more fool you, for laying on my duty.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • (the) more fool you — (the) more fool you/him/her/etc spoken phrase used for saying that you think someone is doing something stupid Well, more fool you if you give him any more of your money! Thesaurus: ways of say …   Useful english dictionary

  • more fool somebody (for doing something) — ˌmore fool ˈsb (for doing sth) idiom (informal) used to say that you think that sb was stupid to do sth, especially when it causes them problems • ‘He s not an easy person to live with.’ ‘More fool her for marrying him!’ • ‘I know I shouldn t… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) more fool him — (the) more fool you/him/her/etc spoken phrase used for saying that you think someone is doing something stupid Well, more fool you if you give him any more of your money! Thesaurus: ways of say …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) more fool her — (the) more fool you/him/her/etc spoken phrase used for saying that you think someone is doing something stupid Well, more fool you if you give him any more of your money! Thesaurus: ways of say …   Useful english dictionary

  • fool, you —    A common insult since the seventeenth century, perhaps used with more insulting contempt now than then. In Shakespeare’s time ‘fool’, ‘poor fool’, and the like could be used on occasion as terms of endearment or genuine pity. In modern times… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • fool — fool1 [fu:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stupid person)¦ 2 make a fool of yourself 3 make a fool of somebody 4 any fool can do something 5 be no/nobody s fool 6 gooseberry/strawberry etc fool 7 more fool you/him etc 8 not suffer fools gladly 9 be living in a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fool — fool1 [ ful ] noun ** 1. ) count someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way: You re a fool if you think you ll ever see that money again. feel (like) a fool: He made me feel like such a fool when he used me as an example! look… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fool — I UK [fuːl] / US [ful] noun Word forms fool : singular fool plural fools ** 1) [countable] someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way You re a fool if you think you ll ever see that money again. How could you be such a stupid… …   English dictionary

  • fool — [[t]fu͟ːl[/t]] ♦♦♦ fools, fooling, fooled 1) N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a fool, you are indicating that you think they are not at all sensible and show a lack of good judgement. You fool! she shouted... He d been a fool to get… …   English dictionary

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