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who'd have thunk it



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who'd have thunk it

  1. (rhetorical question, colloquial, sometimes sarcastic, used to express incredulity) Who would have thought that would happen?; Who would have guessed it?
    • 1895, W. S. B. Mathews, Music, Volume 8[1], page 479:
      ... and then went home and wrote sonnets to his lady love. "Who'd have thunk it of 'im?
    • 1906, D. Appleton, Captain of the crew[2], page 147:
      "... He's twice the size he was when you got him!"
      "It's a way puppies have."
      "You don't say so? Who'd have thunk it? ..."