perish the thought


perish the thought
perish the thought phrase
used for saying that an idea or suggestion is silly, not acceptable, or not likely to happen

I would never go out with him – perish the thought!

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you don't want to talk or think about somethingsynonym
Main entry: perish

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informal used, often ironically, to show that one finds a suggestion or idea completely ridiculous or unwelcome

he wasn't out to get drunk-perish the thought!

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perish the thought
— used to say that you hope that something does not happen or to say that something will not happen

Who would take over as goalie if, perish the thought, he got injured?

What? Me help him out? Perish the thought.

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perish the thought — see perish
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Main Entry:thought

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ˌperish the ˈthought idiom
(informal humorous) used to say that you find a suggestion unacceptable or that you hope that sth will never happen

Me get married? Perish the thought!

Main entry:perishidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • perish the thought —    Perish the thought is an expression meaning that you really hope something will not happen.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression is used when the speaker really hopes that something will not happen.     If I lost my job,… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • perish the thought — is an expression meaning that you really hope something will not happen …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • perish the thought — ► perish the thought informal may the thought or idea prove unfounded. Main Entry: ↑perish …   English terms dictionary

  • Perish the thought —   Perish the thought is an expression meaning that you really hope something will not happen …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • perish the thought — {v. phr.} Let us not even think of it; may it never come true. Used as an exclamation. * /If John fails the college entrance exam perish the thought he will go back to high school for one more year./ * /Perish the thought that Mary should have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • perish the thought — {v. phr.} Let us not even think of it; may it never come true. Used as an exclamation. * /If John fails the college entrance exam perish the thought he will go back to high school for one more year./ * /Perish the thought that Mary should have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • perish\ the\ thought — v. phr. Let us not even think of it; may it never come true. Used as an exclamation. If John fails the college entrance exam perish the thought he will go back to high school for one more year. Perish the thought that Mary should have cancer.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Perish the thought! — something that you say which means you hope very much that something does not happen. If his father came to live with us, perish the thought, I can t imagine what strain that would put on our relationship …   New idioms dictionary

  • perish the thought — do not even think about it. I don t think either parent would ever, perish the thought, tell that kid “no.” …   New idioms dictionary

  • perish the thought — used for saying that an idea or suggestion is silly, not acceptable, or not likely to happen I would never go out with him – perish the thought! …   English dictionary


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