Comebacks to ‘Make Me’: 30+ Flirty, Witty And Savage Responses

I decided to write this article after a recent conversation where someone challengingly said “Make me” after I asked them to stop annoying me. I was temporarily at a loss for a clever comeback, which made me realize the value of having some pre-prepared responses for that situation.

If you find yourself faced with a bold “Make me” after asking someone to do or not do something, having a witty or funny reply ready can shift the power dynamic back in your favor. This article provides over 30 comebacks – ranging from playful banter to savage burns – that you can use as responses when someone says “Make me.”

The examples below show the range of replies you might use. But if you want even more comebacks and advice tailored to different contexts, I have compiled lists of flirty, funny, and savage responses later in this article.

30+ Comebacks for “Make Me”

Before I provide specialized comeback lists, here is an initial set of 30+ responses you can use when someone says “make me” after you ask them to do or not do something:

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Funny Comebacks

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Humor can be a great way to disarm someone trying to get a reaction out of you. Here are some funny retorts you can try:

  • Make me stop giggling at the sassy lost child in front of me.
  • I would, but I’m too busy still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.
  • Nice try, but I’m the one who makes the rules in the Hot Mess Express vehicle that is my life.
  • I’ll do that right after I finish this pint of ice cream, binge watch an entire show, and take a 4 hour nap.
  • Make me…a cake. What kind of cake would you like me to make you? Red velvet? Funfetti? Carrot cake? So many delicious options!
  • Wait wait…let me grab my magic wand to cast a “make me” spell. Wingardium make-me-osa! Darn, doesn’t seem to be working 🙁
  • I would if I could, but I cannot bring myself to care that much, my darling.
  • But if I made you, then who would annoy the heck out of everyone else around here? I just can’t take that important job away from you!

Savage Comebacks

If you want to really hit back hard after a “make me” challenge, these savage replies may do the trick:

  • I’d tell you to go jump off a cliff, but that would be an insult to the cliff.
  • I’d slap you, but I don’t want to make your face look any better.
  • Make me pretend you actually matter enough for me to care.
  • Oh I’ll “make you”…make you cry once you see what I just posted about you online.
  • I’d give you a nasty look but you’ve already got one.
  • You’re about as useless as an ashtray on a motorcycle.
  • Make me pretend you have the brains to actually understand my sick burns. Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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Snarky Comebacks

If straightforward savagery isn’t your style, snark could be just the right amount of biting:

  • Well gosh, now I kinda wanna defend your honor and make you a trophy or something. Oh wait, nope! False alarm.
  • I would say bless your heart, but clearly nobody ever has.
  • Make me! Just kidding. I don’t take orders from people I could destroy with one comeback.
  • If my wit went over your head, my sarcasm is probably not the right caliber for you. Bye!
  • Aw, that was almost enough weak sauce banter to annoy me but not quite. Better luck next time!

Flirty Comebacks

If sparring with someone you’re interested in romantically, try out these flirty comebacks:

  • I might just take you up on that offer later when we’re alone…but right now I need some space.
  • Ooh, look who thinks they can tell me what to do! That’s cute babe but I make my own rules.
  • Careful asking me to “make you”…I can think of a few fun ways to do just that.
  • With an invitation like that how can I refuse? Okay I’m making you…make you blush when I ask for your number later 😉
  • Wow, I love how feisty you are! But don’t distract me…I’m trying to focus over here!
  • Make ME? Ohh, them’s fightin words…But we both know I’d win in a battle of wits.
  • Damn, why do you have to look so sexy when you get bossy with me? I mean it though, knock it off!

Witty Comebacks

And if you really want to impress someone with your sharp wit and wordplay:

  • I can’t “Make me.” I can only make you regret saying that.
  • Who made you the maker of makers? I don’t recall signing a contract to obey your orders.
  • I would, but your capacity to comprehend seems limited.
  • I’d try, but my efforts would undoubtedly be as fruitless as arguing with a fool.
  • While an amusing suggestion from the court jester, I must politely decline to be so “made.”
  • Comebacks elude me presently. Perhaps we should adjourn this quarrel of wits; I may be outmatched.

10 Editor Choice “Make Me” Comebacks

After compiling all of the ideas above, here are my 10 favorite clever retorts for when someone boldly says “Make me” to you:

“I would, but I don’t have the time or crayons to explain it to you.”

Implying the other person is childish or simple-minded is a way to gain the upper hand fast. I’d use this if someone is intentionally trying to push my buttons.

When to use:

  • They are acting in an immature way
  • You asked them nicely to stop already

When NOT to use:

  • You actually have affection for this person

“Make me stop laughing at how silly you’re being. I dare you.”

Laughing something off can remove its power. This shows you’re not willing to get upset by their antics.

When to use:

  • They are trying hard to get a reaction from you

When NOT to use:

  • The situation calls for a more stern response

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“But if I made you, then who would annoy the heck out of everyone else around here?”

Sarcastic praise highlights their annoying behavior. Lets them know it’s not amusing anyone.

When to use:

  • They love attention, positive or negative

When NOT to use:

  • You want to genuinely compliment them

“I’ll do that right after I finish this pint of ice cream, binge watch an entire show, and take a 4 hour nap.”

Ridiculous excuses imply you have zero intention of obeying. Shows you don’t take their power play seriously.

When to use:

  • Someone you’re very close/comfortable with
  • You want to keep things playful

When NOT to use:

  • A more pointed message is needed to establish boundaries

“Make ME? Ohh, them’s fightin words…But we both know I’d win in a battle of wits.”

Throwing the challenge back at them asserts your confidence and smarts. Lets them know you relish a war of words.

When to use:

  • Sparring with someone equally quick-witted
  • Romantic interest or close friend

When NOT to use:

  • The person holds real power over you

“I would say bless your heart, but clearly nobody ever has.”

This oozes sweet sarcasm. It wishes them well while slyly insulting them.

When to use:

  • You want to take the high road
  • Dealing with “frenemies”

When NOT to use:

  • You’re trying to de-escalate rising tensions

“Who made you the maker of makers? I don’t recall signing a contract to obey your orders.”

Playful reframing challenges their self-appointed authority. Reminds them you don’t answer to them.

When to use:

  • Friends or friendly rivals
  • You want to assert yourself lightly

When NOT to use:

  • Professional or serious context

“While an amusing suggestion from the court jester, I must politely decline to be so “made.”

This uses vocabulary and metaphor to devastating effect. Belittles them as one would an entertaining but silly jester.

When to use:

  • You pride yourself on advanced wit
  • The timing is right for poetic justice

When NOT to use:

  • Simple directness is best
  • You actually admire the person

How to Reply to “Make Me” from a Guy

When a guy says “Make me” after you’ve asked him to stop doing something annoying, how you respond depends on your relationship:

If it’s a romantic interest:

Reply flirtatiously. Turn up the heat a little without losing your cool. For example:

  • “Careful asking me to “make you”…I can think of a few fun ways to do just that.”
  • “Ooh, look who thinks they can tell me what to do! That’s cute babe but I make my own rules.”

If it’s a friend:

Call out the behavior but keep things playful. For instance:

  • “But if I made you, then who would annoy the heck out of everyone else around here? I just can’t take that important job away from you!”
  • “Make me stop laughing at how silly you’re being. I dare you.”

If it’s someone you don’t know well:

Shut it down directly but calmly. Stay poised. For example:

  • “You seem unpleasant. I’m just going to walk away now.”
  • “I don’t have enough energy to pretend you matter. Bye.”

How to Reply to “Make Me” from a Girl

Again, let context determine your exact retort:

If it’s a crush:

Get flirtatious with your response! Tease her right back while keeping things fun:

  • “Wow, I love how feisty you are! But don’t distract me babe…I’m trying to focus over here!”
  • “Damn, why do you have to look so sexy when you get bossy with me? I mean it though, knock it off!”

If she’s a friend:

Jab back lovingly. Remind her you don’t obey orders:

  • “Nice try, but I’m the one who makes the rules in the Hot Mess Express vehicle that is my life.”
  • “Wait wait…let me grab my magic wand to cast a “make me” spell. Wingardium make-me-osa! Darn, doesn’t seem to be working :(“

With strangers or casual acquaintances:

Politely stand your ground. For instance:

  • “I’m not here for that drama. Let me know if you want a real conversation.”
  • “Sounds frustrating. Good luck with that.”

In Conclusion

Having snappy comebacks ready for “Make me” challenges is useful social ammo. With the flirty, funny, witty, and savage responses above, you can handle that bold demand with retorts ranging from playful banter to sarcastic burns.

Choose your clap back based on your relationship, the context, and how rude or provocative the other person is being. Aim squarely back at their ego with savage replies if necessary to defend yourself from real hostility or bullying.

But funny reframes work well for light teasing among friends or crushes, since they brush off tension. Just try not to lose your cool if possible when sparring with that defiant “Make me!”

Hopefully with all the ideas presented here, you now feel locked and loaded with ways to fire back after this audacious statement. Never let anyone get away with attempting to control or push you around! A perfectly timed verbal counterpunch reminds them quickly who they are dealing with.

I am a Certified Life Coach (CPC) and mom of two from Austin, TX. I draw on my psychology background and coaching experience to empower others to grow through my writing.

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