not put it past

not put it past someone

to think that someone would not dare to do something. He might run away from school. I wouldn't put it past him. I wouldn't put it past Roger to arrive unannounced.
See also: not, past, put

not put it past somebody

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 matter up.
See also: not, past, put
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In light of the sex abuse scandal, most in the Catholic Church would not put it past the Vatican to suppress (controversial issues),'' Johnson said.