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    gullible

    Does anyone know an idiom that contains the word gullible or its synonym, other than 'you are as gullible as they come'?
    Many thanks

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    Re: gullible

    This is not really an idiom, but it is a standard trick...you tell the unsuspecting victim "Did you know that the word 'gullible' is not in the dictionary?"

    Once they grab their Webster's to prove you wrong, they'll slowly realize the true meaning of "gullible."


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    Re: gullible

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    This is not really an idiom, but it is a standard trick...you tell the unsuspecting victim "Did you know that the word 'gullible' is not in the dictionary?"

    Once they grab their Webster's to prove you wrong, they'll slowly realize the true meaning of "gullible."


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    Re: gullible

    There's "he wasn't born yesterday" and "he didn't just fall off the turnip truck/ just get off the boat" to indicate that someone is not gullible. For actually being gullible, all I can think of just now is "he'll swallow anything."

    Ouisch, you are cruel :)

    [native speaker & writer, not a teacher]


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    Re: gullible

    Sorry, you wanted one with a synonym. Well then: "he's fool enough to swallow anything."

    And we must not forget Mr. Barnum's famous maxim: "There's a sucker born every minute."


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    Cool Re: gullible

    The word gullible is in the dictionary. It means easily tricked because of being to trusting. You are easily fooled.

    For example you believe in all the things that your friend says, you are gullible.


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    Cool Re: gullible

    The word gullible is in the dictionary. It means easily tricked because of being to trusting. You are easily fooled.

    For example you believe in all the things that your friend says, you are gullible.


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    #8

    Re: gullible

    Its means easily deceived or cheated


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    Re: gullible

    gullible person means he could be cheated easily;he could be traken for a ride.R.Kanaga Raj

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