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Meaning of “too good to be true” in the English Dictionary

"too good to be true" in British English

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too good to be true

so good that it is hard to ​believe, or ​seeming very good but not ​real: Her new ​jobsounds too good to be ​true. I'm not ​surprised the ​offer wasn't ​genuine, it sounded too good to be ​true.
(Definition of too good to be true from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"too good to be true" in American English

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too good to be true

so good in a way that is ​difficult to ​believe: Her new ​jobsounds too good to be ​true.
(Definition of too good to be true from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “too good to be true”
in Chinese (Simplified) 好得令人难以置信…
in Chinese (Traditional) 好得令人難以置信…
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