wouldn't dream of doing

wouldn't dream of (doing something)

Would not dare consider doing something. I'm sure Mom didn't read that letter you got—she wouldn't dream of opening someone else's mail. A: "Now, don't go telling the boss our plan!" B: "I wouldn't dream of it!"
See also: dream, of
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wouldn't dream of doing something

would not even consider doing something. I wouldn't dream of taking your money! I'm sure that John wouldn't dream of complaining to the manager.
See also: dream, of
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