not put it past someone

not put it past someone
not put it past (someone) to not be surprised if someone does something unacceptable.

Jenny wouldn't put it past Jess to turn Lester in to the FBI and claim the reward.

She had a great imagination, and I wouldn't put it past her to make the whole matter up.


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  • not put it past someone — believe someone to be capable of doing something wrong or rash. → past …   English new terms dictionary

  • not put it past — (someone) to not be surprised if someone does something unacceptable. Jenny wouldn t put it past Jess to turn Lester in to the FBI and claim the reward. She had a great imagination, and I wouldn t put it past her to make the whole matter up …   New idioms dictionary

  • put it past someone — (usu with not) to judge it inconsistent with someone s character • • • Main Entry: ↑put …   Useful english dictionary

  • I wouldn't put it past someone — I wouldn t put it past (someone) used to say that you would not be surprised if someone did something bad I wouldn t put it past him to lie. I don t know if she ever cheated on an exam, but I wouldn t put it past her. • • • Main Entry: ↑past I… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not to put smth past smb — be surprised by what someone does I wouldn t put it past him to try and sell the main part of the company and leave the rest …   Idioms and examples

  • not to put smth past smb negative — be surprised by what someone does I wouldn t put it past him to try and sell the main part of the company and leave the rest …   Idioms and examples

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • I wouldn't put it past — (someone) used to say that you would not be surprised if someone did something bad I wouldn t put it past him to lie. I don t know if she ever cheated on an exam, but I wouldn t put it past her. • • • Main Entry: ↑past I wouldn t put it past… …   Useful english dictionary

  • past — [past, päst] vi., vt. rare pp. of PASS2 adj. 1. gone by; ended; over [our past troubles] 2. of a former time; bygone 3. immediately preceding; just gone by [the past week] 4. having served formerly …   English World dictionary

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