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English definition of “well, I never (did)!”

well, I never (did)!

old-fashioned
said when you are very surprised at something: "Sophie's brother's been married seven times ." "Well, I never (did)!"Expressions of surprise Grammar:Never or not … ever?We can use not … ever instead of never, but never is much more common:
(Definition of well, I never (did)! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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