now, who are you fooling?

fh3579

Senior Member
Chinese
The following sentence is cited from "Run That Body Down", by Paul Simon. Paul goes to see a doctor and she said to him:
How long do you think that you can run that body down?
How many nights do you think that you can do what you've been doing?
Now, who are you fooling?

What does "now, who are you fooling?" mean?
 
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    American English
    It means "You're fooling yourself if you think that you can do what you've been doing (with any physical consequences)."
     

    fh3579

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    I understand most part of your reply, except "with any physical consequences". I know every single word, but what about the whole sentence?
    if you think that you can do what you've been doing (with any physical consequences).
     
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