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Meaning of “you have (got) to be kidding” in the English Dictionary

"you have (got) to be kidding" in British English

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you have (got) to be kidding

informal (also you must be kidding) used to show that you are very ​surprised by what someone has said and do not ​accept it: You ​want me to ​drive into the ​city? You’ve got to be ​kidding.
(Definition of you have (got) to be kidding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"you have got to be kidding" in American English

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you have got to be kidding

(also you must be kidding) I am very ​surprised and cannot ​believe you are ​serious: You ​want me to ​drive into the ​city? You’ve got to be ​kidding.
(Definition of you have got to be kidding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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