I've been watching Person of Interest, Episode 12. Part of a conversation in that goes like this:

[The conversation is between two guys who don't like each other at all but because of their jobs they have to put up with eachother]

A: Miss me?

B: Yeah, like I miss a hangover.

What does the "I miss a hangover mean" here, as I have searched and found nothing...

  • What movie. There has been more than one movie made in America in the last few year (or so I've heard)
    – James K
    Mar 10, 2022 at 6:57
  • @JamesK Thanks for the answer, I just didn't want to bring the name of the movie since I found that having a lot of ironic and sometimes evil purposes behind its apparent story, either way the movie is Person of Interest, Episode 12.
    – user141755
    Mar 10, 2022 at 7:08
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    Thank you I'll add that to the question. You must give the source of the phrase. Here's Why
    – James K
    Mar 10, 2022 at 21:12

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This is an ironic simile. A hangover is the feeling you get after drinking heavily. You have a headache, dry mouth and feel tired.

You "miss" somebody, when you want them while they are away.

Nobody likes a hangover. Nobody "misses" a hangover. So 'A' asks "Did you want me while I was away?" And 'B' replies "I wanted you as much as I want to have a hangover - that is I didn't want you at all!"

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    Compare "I need this problem like I need a hole in the head". Mar 10, 2022 at 7:13

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