believe it or not

idiom

used to suggest that the listener will be surprised
His latest movie, believe it or not, is a romantic comedy about a group of lawyers.

Examples of believe it or not in a Sentence

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“Believe it or not.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/believe%20it%20or%20not. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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