too good to be true


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*too good to be true

almost unbelievable; so good as to be unbelievable. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get~.) The news was too good to be true. When I finally got a big raise, it was too good to be true.
See also: good, true

too good to be true

not to be believed or likely to be real They told me I'd be going on business trips to Europe, but it sounded too good to be true.
See also: good, true

too good to be true

So excellent that it defies belief, as in She loves all her in-laws? That's too good to be true. This term expresses the skeptical view that something so seemingly fine must have something wrong with it. The term was part of the title of Thomas Lupton's Sivquila; Too Good to be True (1580).
See also: good, true