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English definition of “of all people”

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!Expressions of surprise Grammar:Man, mankind or people?Grammar:Person, persons or people?We use person in the singular to refer to any human being:
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