too good to be true


used to say that something cannot be as good as it seems to be
The price of the car is too good to be true. There must be something wrong with it.

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Recent Examples on the Web Closely evaluate sensational claims: such as for a cure or treatment, a great prize or gift card, or a job offer that sounds too good to be true. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 On TikTok Shop, which began rolling out to all the app’s US users this week, a lot of the prices look too good to be true. WIRED, 19 Sep. 2023 Is viral sensation Oliver Anthony too good to be true? Chris Willman, Variety, 15 Aug. 2023 Amid the tightest job market in two decades, a small but growing number of U.S. companies are offering their workers a deal seemingly too good to be true: unlimited vacation. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 7 Aug. 2023 Velasquez said that deals that look too good to be true often land people in front of unscrupulous vendors who try to pull fast ones with your payment information. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 Glatt warned that the procedure should not be taken lightly and patients should be cautious about deals that appear too good to be true. Side effects of the cosmetic procedure include double vision, and trouble saying words, or swallowing, according to the FDA. Lizann Robinson, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 The friendly local who is offering to show you the sights is too good to be true – chances are, there's a scam behind it. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 While a romance built on television might prove too good to be true for many Bachelorette alums, these couples have stood the test of time years — and in one case — decades, later. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Too good to be true.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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