put it past someone

put it past someone
put it past someone
(usu with not) to judge it inconsistent with someone's character
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  • I wouldn't put it past someone — I wouldn t put it past (someone) used to say that you would not be surprised if someone did something bad I wouldn t put it past him to lie. I don t know if she ever cheated on an exam, but I wouldn t put it past her. • • • Main Entry: ↑past I… …   Useful english dictionary

  • I wouldn't put it past someone — I wouldn t put it past (someone) something that you say when you think that it is possible that someone might do something wrong or unpleasant. Do you really think he d go off with another woman? I wouldn t put it past him. I wouldn t put it past …   New idioms dictionary

  • not put it past someone — not put it past (someone) to not be surprised if someone does something unacceptable. Jenny wouldn t put it past Jess to turn Lester in to the FBI and claim the reward. She had a great imagination, and I wouldn t put it past her to make the whole …   New idioms dictionary

  • I wouldn't put it past someone (to do something) — I wouldn’t put it past someone (to do something) phrase used for saying that you think someone is capable of doing something bad I wouldn’t put it past him to steal from his own family. Thesaurus: ways of giving your opinionsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not put it past someone — believe someone to be capable of doing something wrong or rash I wouldn t put it past him to slip something into the drinks …   Useful english dictionary

  • not put it past someone — believe someone to be capable of doing something wrong or rash. → past …   English new terms dictionary

  • put smth past smb — be surprised by what someone does I wouldn t put it past him to try and sell the main part of the company and leave the rest …   Idioms and examples

  • put smth past smb negative — be surprised by what someone does I wouldn t put it past him to try and sell the main part of the company and leave the rest …   Idioms and examples

  • I wouldn't put it past — (someone) used to say that you would not be surprised if someone did something bad I wouldn t put it past him to lie. I don t know if she ever cheated on an exam, but I wouldn t put it past her. • • • Main Entry: ↑past I wouldn t put it past… …   Useful english dictionary

  • I wouldn't put it past — (someone) something that you say when you think that it is possible that someone might do something wrong or unpleasant. Do you really think he d go off with another woman? I wouldn t put it past him. I wouldn t put it past Lorna to deny all… …   New idioms dictionary

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