never/not dream of

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used to say that one would never do something or think of doing something
I would never dream of asking for more money.
"Did you ever do anything to hurt her?" "I wouldn't dream of it!"

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Recent Examples on the Web Snyder is inspired by fellow young content creators who travel to less touristy destinations – places his parents would never dream of going to. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2024 Most people would never dream of owning the OLED T. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 16 Jan. 2024 If they were laid off—especially during the pandemic—many workers would never dream of returning to the place that dropped them. Byjane Thier, Fortune, 21 Oct. 2023 Like city folk who move to the countryside and raise chickens as pets and for eggs but would never dream of eating the birds themselves, the film wants us to get emotionally invested in these specific chickens but doesn’t truly challenge viewers to question the ethics of eating poultry in general. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Oct. 2023 Unlike the always-hustling girlboss, the girlies do not dream of labor. Iva Dixit, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 But many families of four would never dream of taking such extended vacations. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 Everyone has his place in the world and poor people should not dream of a better existence. Joan MacDonald, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Growing up in Zaporizhzhia, a city in southeast Ukraine, Ms. Galkin did not dream of immigrating to the United States. Peter Kujawinski Erin Kirkland For The New York Times, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2022

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“Never/not dream of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/never%2Fnot%20dream%20of. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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