too good to be true


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too good to be true

So exciting or pleasing as to be unbelievable. The asking price for that house was indeed too good to be true—the bank made a mistake when they listed it. I had to ask them to repeat their salary offer because it just seemed too good to be true!
See also: good, true

*too good to be true

almost unbelievable; so good as to be unbelievable. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get~.) The news was too good to be true. When I finally got a big raise, it was too good to be true.
See also: good, true

too good to be true

So excellent that it defies belief, as in She loves all her in-laws? That's too good to be true. This term expresses the skeptical view that something so seemingly fine must have something wrong with it. The term was part of the title of Thomas Lupton's Sivquila; Too Good to be True (1580).
See also: good, true

too ˌgood to be ˈtrue

used to say that you cannot believe that something is as good as it seems: ‘I’m afraid you were quoted the wrong price.’ ‘I thought it was too good to be true.’
See also: good, true