anyone would think (something)

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anyone would think (something)

It seems that something is true, even though it isn't. This phrase is usually used when someone is acting in a unusual manner. Why are you so nervous? Geez, anyone would think you'd never given a presentation before.
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I feel very upset to think anyone would think this of me.
I'm appalled that anyone would think that John or I would be involved in such a hideous, heinous crime,'' Patsy Ramsey said in 1997.
I think it's absolutely absurd that anyone would think affirmative-action programs constitute reverse discrimination," Wilcher asserts.
Anyone would think the expense monkeys in Cardiff Bay were afraid to give us poor Welsh taxpayers the chance to give our opinion on their performance so far.