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as if

1. Like. I have such a terrible headache—I feel as if my head is going to explode. I did tell her that I wouldn't be home for dinner tonight. It's as if she doesn't listen to me at all!
2. An interjection indicating complete dismissal of what has been said or suggested, implying that it is not the case or would never happen. A: "Tim thinks he's going to go to the prom with you." B: "As if! I'd rather go by myself."
See also: if
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as if

Also, as though. As it would be, as in He decided to accept, as if it really mattered, or John scowled as though he were really angry. The first idiom dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the late 1700s. Also see make as if.
See also: if
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

as if!

used to express the speaker's belief that something is very doubtful or unlikely. informal
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as ˈif

(spoken) used to express anger at or disapproval of a suggestion, an explanation, etc., or to deny a possibility: As if I really cared!‘Don’t tell Tom I said that, will you?’ ‘Oh, as if (I would)!’
See also: if

as if/as though

in a way that suggests something: He behaved as if nothing had happened.It sounds as though you had a good time.
See also: if, though
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As if!

and AI
exclam. an expression said when someone says something that is not true but wishes that it were. (Also, and perhaps usually, sarcastic.) A: I’ve got a whole lot of good qualities. B: AI! My hair should look like a pile of wet thatch? As if!
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