I hate to think

This page is about the conversational phrase I hate to think

Meaning

You can use this when saying how bad something might become, or might have been.

For example

  • "I hate to think what might happen if those right-wing parties start winning elections."

  • "Thank God you called an ambulance. I hate to think what might've happened if you hadn't."

Quick Quiz

The doctor said, "I hate to think how many people might

a. be cured of the virus."

b. be spreading the virus."

c. be working on a cure."

Contributor: Matt Errey