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be under the impression that

To be living, operating, or functioning with the belief in that something is true. Jeremy's always been under the impression that he's a great writer, even though he's never written more than a few crummy poems. Oh, I was under the impression that we were meeting at two—did that change?
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Some people are under the impression that bonds are free money but they are a 20-year debt payable by the property owner.
For all those people who are under the impression that chiropractors are not "real" doctors, by definition, a doctor is a person whose profession is to take care of sick people.