One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express surprise at something one is relating.‘they're still arguing, would you believe it?’
- ‘He had been a bit fortunate because almost as soon as he was thrown out he was handed a lifeline by (would you believe?)’
- ‘My parents have been harassing me about to much time on the ‘evil’ computer when my father works on (would you believe it?) a computer.’
- ‘There's a certain amount of a strangely fragrant and singing and dancing and calling out substance about, even (would you believe it?) in comments boxes.’
- ‘Well, now we hear that a Swedish team (would you believe?) is about to publish news on the ancientness of dingo.’
- ‘But it isn't Mel's, the last time I recall her having a boyfriend for more than a week was when we were about five, (Steve Davies would you believe?) it was in fact her 17 year old sisters.’
- ‘As much as gave us his blessing, would you believe it?’
- ‘The magazine of the Aurora tower in Sydney (would you believe?) approached me to write something for them.’
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