might/should have known

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of might/should have known

used to say that one is not surprised to learn of something
  • I should have known it would be too expensive.
  • "She says she's going to be late." "I might have known."

Word by Word Definitions

might play
  1. : past tense of may

  2. used to express permission, liberty, probability, or possibility in the past

  3. used to say that something is possible

  1. : the power, authority, or resources wielded (as by an individual or group)

  2. : bodily strength

  3. : the power, energy, or intensity of which one is capable

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

known play
  1. : generally recognized


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