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English definition of “perish the thought”

perish the thought

humorous or informal
said to show that you hope that something that has been suggested will never happen: Me, get married? Perish the thought!Yes, no and not
(Definition of perish the thought from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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