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(Variations: cut may replace give me) That's enough of such foolishness; please stop it; all right already, give it a rest, put a sock in it: Gimme a break here, Mr C/ Western journalists declare in a triumphant voice that capitalism has won. Gimme a break. I can see that socialism lost/ It's a religious sect whose secrets are known only to a few. Give me a break!/ Jamie, cut me a break. I've thought about it since (1980s+)