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Impolite expressions - synonyms or related words

get lost

used for telling someone rudely that you are annoyed by something that they have just said

suit yourself

spoken used for telling someone rather rudely to do whatever they want, even though it is not what you want them to do

why should I?

used for rudely refusing to do what someone has just asked you to do

who asked you?

used as a rude way of telling someone that their opinion is not important

do you mind?

used for getting someone’s permission to do something. This can either be polite, impolite, or humorous. If someone says it in a loud way, they are showing that they are angry or annoyed

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a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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conjugal

relating to marriage

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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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