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of all people

used to show that you are especially surprised at a particular person's behaviour because it does not seem typical of them: I thought that you, of all people, would believe me!
Translations of “of all people”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在所有的人當中偏偏(或唯有)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在所有的人当中偏偏(或唯有)…
(Definition of of all people from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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