well I never!


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(well,) I never!

An expression of shock or surprise. Sometimes used ironically or sarcastically. Well, I never! Such horrible language out of such a young child! To think that a company would prioritize profit over consumer benefit—I never!

ˌwell I ˈnever (ˈdid)!

(old-fashioned, informal) used to express surprise: Well I never! Fancy meeting you here!
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