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English definition of “protest too much”

protest too much

to express an opinion or fact so strongly or so often that people start to doubt that you are telling the truth: She keeps trying to impress on me how she doesn't fancy him but does she protest too much?Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of protest too much from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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