Learn English – Usage of ‘Ohh stop it, you!’


Heard it quite a few times in television series episodes but find it hard to use it in real life. I have found this question 'Use of the expression "Stop it! You are too cute"' which I think is similar but was closed for being too broad and it has only one answer and it doesn't give the context when we could say something like that.

  • What does it mean?
  • Where and when and why exactly do we use it?

EDIT: One of the memes which I found is "http://i.imgur.com/eGtLLO8.jpg" where they use this phrase. Just a quick google search result.
One more gif which I found was http://angpal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/oh-you.gif Not sure if it helps the cause though

Best Answer

Typically, the phrase is meant to convey an attitude of modesty and humble gratitude.


Guy: You've outdone yourself, Gretchen. This dinner is out of this world.

Gretchen: Oh stop it, you. You're too kind.

The meme you linked to expresses the same sentiments, but the context is ironic or absurd most of the time.