not put it past someone

not put it past someone
believe someone to be capable of doing something wrong or rash.
past

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  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • not put it past someone — believe someone to be capable of doing something wrong or rash I wouldn t put it past him to slip something into the drinks …   Useful english 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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