beggar belief

beggar belief
beggar belief
To be impossible to believe
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Main Entry:beg

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used for expressing shock at something that is extremely difficult to believe or describe

His attitude simply beggars belief!

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym
Main entry: beggar

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beggar belief (or description)
be too extraordinary to be believed or described

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beggar beˈlief/deˈscription idiom
to be too extreme, shocking, etc. to believe/describe

It beggars belief how things could have got this bad.

Main entry:beggaridiom

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