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22nd March 2017

You can talk

We use this expression to say that the speaker has no reason to criticise someone or something because they are also bad.
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Miguel is always late.
You can talk! You arrived at 11.30 today!
Example 2
You're so lazy.
You can talk! You never do any work at home.