read into

Meaning: to believe you've found more meaning in what someone says or does than others have found

For example:

  • read sth into sth You're reading too much into what he said. I don't think he meant to insult you.

  • be read into sth A lot can be read into what someone says, but it doesn't mean that it's all true.

Quick Quiz:

If you read something into what someone has said, it

a. must be true

b. must be false

c. might be true

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