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"Don't give up (or quit) your day job"

I am sure everyone has heard of this overused retort. It is generally used in the context where one feels the performance of an act has failed miserably.

Are there any other expressions that can be employed instead of this?

  • "give up the ghost" could be one... Although it's more related to death... – Platonicplatipus Feb 20 '17 at 20:21
  • Small point: the usual expression is "Don't give up (or quit) your day job". – BillJ Feb 20 '17 at 20:26
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    One could always say "you suck" but that would be more of an insult. – Lenz Feb 20 '17 at 21:06
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    Where’d you learn to do that? Trump University? – Jim Feb 21 '17 at 1:11
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    Not quite ready for Broadway. – aparente001 Feb 21 '17 at 5:02
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don't call us, we'll call you
informal
Used as a dismissive way of saying that someone has not been successful in an audition or job application.

en.oxforddictionaries.com

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