anyone would think...
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. Those two bicker so much that anyone would think they hate each other, not that they run a business together! A: "What's wrong? Anyone would think you've never made a roast before." B: "Well, I haven't, not for this many people!"
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anyone would ˈthink (that)...(also you would have ˈthought (that)...) (of somebody’s strange or surprising behaviour) if you did not know the truth, it would seem that...: Don’t be so nervous! Anyone would think you’d never been to a party before!
See also: anyone
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