Why don't you

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Definition

Why don't you (call her?): You should, you could (telephone her)
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Note that this expression can be used in an ironic or sarcastic sense:

Why don't you just ask for a raise while you're at it?

Examples

  • "Philip : Well normally I'd say hell yes, but why don't we just get down to business instead?"
  • "Why don't you hold hands?"
  • "Why don't we start by getting dressed?"
  • "Why don't we just have a little jam sesh on the old bagpipes?"
  • "Ommmmmm. Brian, why don't you lead us off?"
  • "Why don't you open up the suitcase and find out?"
  • "Why don't you come back and we can talk this out?"
  • "Come on, babe, why don't we paint the town, and all that jazz."
  • "Brian : Why don't you grab a coffee and then I'll take you to Bruno's office."
  • "You're not going to conform to my narrow vision of what a Scottish person is, so why don't you tell me what you're good at?"

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