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English definition of “not put it past sb (to do sth)”

not put it past sb (to do sth)

informal
to not be surprised if someone does something bad , because it is a typical thing for that person to do: Perhaps Helena told him - I wouldn't put it past her.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of not put it past sb (to do sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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