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believe it or not

This page is about the conversational phrase believe it or not

Meaning

You can say this when sharing some unexpected news or surprising information.

For example

  • Lucy looked up from her phone and said, "Wow! Oscar's getting married, believe it or not."

  • Sophie said, "I'm on the team! I'm going to the Olympics, believe it or not!"

Quick Quiz

Ethan called and said, "Believe it or not,

a. I'll never get my dream job."

b. I hope I get my dream job."

c. I just got my dream job!"

Contributor: Matt Errey