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protest too much

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  • verb idiomatic To insist so passionately about something not being true that people suspect the opposite of what one is saying.

Etymologies

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From the quotation "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, scene II, where it is spoken by Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother.

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