too good to be true

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

true play
  1. : being in accordance with the actual state of affairs

  2. : conformable to an essential reality

  3. : fully realized or fulfilled

  1. : in accordance with fact or reality

  2. : without deviation

  3. : without variation from type

  1. : truth, reality

  2. : the quality or state of being accurate (as in alignment or adjustment)

  1. : to make level, square, balanced, or concentric : bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form


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