I should/would think

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of I should/would think

1 used to say that one believes that something is true, that a particular situation exists, that something will happen, etc.
  • "Is she still in college?" "Well, yes. I should/would think so."
2 used to express one's opinion that something should exist or happen
  • I should/would think he would apologize.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

should play
  1. : past tense of shall

  2. used in auxiliary function to express condition

  3. used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency

would play
  1. : past tense of will

  2. : wished, desired

  3. : wish for : want

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking


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