Doubt

you bet

Meaning: for sure

Example: The manager will pull this deal off. You bet on something else about him because this is definitely happening. Read on

doubting Thomas

Meaning: ing: - habitually doubtful person - a person who refuses to believe anything until they are given proof Examples: 1. He's such a doubting Thomas that he won't believe unless he sees things through his eyes. 2. He's a real doubting Thomas - he simply wouldn't believe I'd won the car until he saw it with his own eyes. 3. She kept trying, hoping to prove all those doubting Thomases wrong. Usage notes: In the Bible, Thomas would not believe that Jesus had come back from the dead until he saw him. Origin: St. Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24–29) First Known Use:

Example: ing: - habitually doubtful person - a person who refuses to believe anything until they are given proof Examples: 1. He's such a doubting Thomas that he won't believe unless he sees things through his eyes. 2. He's a real doubting Thomas - he simply wouldn't believe I'd won the car until he saw it with his own eyes. 3. She kept trying, hoping to prove all those doubting Thomases wrong. Usage notes: In the Bible, Thomas would not believe that Jesus had come back from the dead until he saw him. Origin: St. Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24–29) First Known Use: Read on

beyond a shadow of doubt

Meaning: to be certain about something's validity

Example: The government has clarified beyond a shadow of doubt that the people who have been evading taxes so far will be caught very soon. Read on

get to the bottom

Meaning: to find out the truth relating to a situation

Example: The murderer will not get away with it, the news anchor said. She assured the audiences that the police will get to the bottom of it all. Read on

the benefit of the doubt

Meaning: regards a person as innocent unless confirmed otherwise

Example: Let's give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she is right. Read on

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in a clover

Meaning: ing: prosperous, living well. Example: After we earn a million in our new business of gold, we'll hopefully be in a clover

Example: ing: prosperous, living well. Example: After we earn a million in our new business of gold, we'll hopefully be in a cloverRead on

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