Значение идиомы say uncle

[say uncle] also [cry uncle] {v. phr.}, {informal} To say that yousurrender; admit that you have lost; admit a defeat; give up.

Bobfought for five minutes, but he had to say uncle.

The bullytwisted Jerry’s arm and said, “Cry uncle.”

The other team wasbeating us, but we wouldn’t say uncle.

Compare: GIVE IN.


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