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beggar belief (or description)

Definition of beggar belief or description in English:

Be too extraordinary to be believed or described: a disregard for common sense which beggars belief
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  • It beggars belief that a group of local councillors can really believe there is any merit in this option.
  • ‘Cave-in’ doesn't even begin to describe mismanagement so far off the scale as to beggar belief.
  • Although the inadequate measures to deal with the problem beggar belief, what is even more incredible is the mentality of a farmer or a householder who will dispose of their rubbish by dumping it into the nearest river.
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