• If something is beyond belief it means it is inconceivable; outside of the realm of imagination, expectation, or anticipation.
  • If you find someone’s behaviour impossible to accept, you can say it is beyond belief.
  • Outside the range of what is normally considered believable.

1. His courage was beyond belief while running in to save that family from the fire.


2. The amount of attention and endorsements these politicians are getting is beyond belief.


3. A: What did you think of the movie? It’s your first viewing of an independent film.

B: It was beyond belief! Very engaging and what a beautiful storyline.


4. More and more corporations are indulging in corruption for their own gains. It’s beyond belief!

absurd, astonishing, doubtful, extraordinary, far-fetched, flaky, full of holes, illogical, implausible, impossible, improbable, incogitable, inconceivable, incredible, open to doubt, outlandish, past belief, preposterous, questionable, too much, unbelievable, unconvincing, unimaginable, unreasonable, unthinkable

How about this expression?

Beyond one’s means

  • When something is more than one can afford, you can say that it is beyond one’s means.
  • Too expensive for you.
  • To spend more than one can afford ex. time/money.

1. My dream home is beyond our means but I hope to achieve it.


2. How are you going to fund your education? I’m scared that going to college may be beyond my means.


3. Controlling this class is beyond my means. The kids are horrible!


4. This disease has gotten significantly worse. It’s beyond our means now.

above, after, ahead, apart from, beyond the bounds, costly, exceeding, extravagant, fancy, free of, lavish, long way off, on the far side, on the other side, out of range, outside, over, overpriced, over and above, past, pricey, rich, ritzy, sky-high, steep, superior to, swanktoo high, uneconomical, unreasonable, upscale

Do more harm than good

To do more harm than good means to have a bad effect rather than a good one. To make a situation worse rather than better. To be damaging rather than helpful. 1. I'm sorry but saying anything at this point may do more harm than good. 2. Her boyfriend is doing more...

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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