wouldn't dream of

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wouldn't dream of (doing something)

Wouldn't even consider doing something in particular (stated after "of"). I'm sure Mom didn't read that letter you got—she wouldn't dream of opening someone else's mail.
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wouldn't dream of

Also, not dream of. Not occur to one, not consider, as in Even if it were lying open on my desk, I wouldn't dream of reading another person's letter . This expression uses dream of in the sense of "remotely think of." [First half of 1500s]
See also: dream, of
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MAR esta Way both If, 19-y Unde mon De man inclu Th going phys in th ut an ro Dele Alli is eligible and the Under-21 management team would not dream of including him in the England squad.
In her famous speech to the College of Europe in Bruges in 1988 she said: "Britain does not dream of some cosy, isolated existence on the fringes of the European Community.
As it happens, my preference is for sport to be on the back pages too, but I would not dream of asking The Gazette to keep it off the front or any other page.
Vevar said that he would not dream of abusing a child, that he had never done it, and he described the allegations against him as appalling.
I have never read Twitter and would not dream of writing on it, but I have read enough to form the view that it is a modern vehicle to enable the vain, dim and vicious to prove it" Author Frederick Forsyth.
I am a great historian" Reaction of David Starkey, below, when contradicted on BBC Radio 4's Today programme "I have never read Twitter and would not dream of writing on it, but I have read enough to form the view that it is a modern vehicle to enable the vain, dim and vicious to prove it" Author Frederick Forsyth "I don't want to say that the film has a darker tone but the film has a darker tone" Scarlett Johansson on her new movie The Avengers "That's ridiculous.
Why not dream of creating a university that will be a bridge for peace and co-operation in a reunited Cyprus?
In most of these instances the customer who has taken the money is not a thief and would not dream of stealing, instead they've seen an opportunity too good to refuse without being aware that what they're doing is actually a criminal off-ence.
He added: "If I were Scottish, I would not dream of accepting such an arrangement because it would be far more unequal than the present one.
Who would not dream of playing with a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United," Goetze said.
Personally, I would not dream of registering the NLD under such an unjust and one-sidedly drawn-up state constitution," her lawyer and National League for Democracy (NLD) party member, Nyan Win, quoted Suu Kyi as saying after meeting the Nobel laureate.
But 78 per cent of Scottish men would not dream of "discount dating".
As a consultant specialising in troubleshooting gearbox problems, I would not dream of suggesting solutions or modifications until I had located the exact cause of a problem.
we do not dream of a future, but implement it in the present," he explained in a recent interview.
Nonsense is a word I would not dream of using about a colleague, no matter how appropriate it might be