“You sound like a complete cynic.”

Learning from the best did that to a person. My dad’s pretty standoffish.

source - One Week Girlfriend I looked it up, and found out several songs. Is it a commendatory term or a derogatory term here?

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I hope the literal meaning is clear. It means you learned something by being with an expert.

I played football in a club with Pele, so I learned from the best.

In this context, person A says that person B is "cynical"

Person B says that they learned to be cynical because their Dad is the best at being cynical: To paraphrase

You are cynical

I am cynical because my dad was the most cynical and emotionally distant person.


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