the lady doth protest too much love

the lady doth protest too much

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  • It is suspected that, because someone is insisting too much about something, the opposite of what he or she is saying must be true.

Etymologies

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From the line: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks," from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, scene II.

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