protest too much

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from the lady doth protest too much.

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protest too much (third-person singular simple present protests too much, present participle protesting too much, simple past and past participle protested too much)

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

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