strange to say

Also, strangely enough. Surprisingly, curiously, unaccountably, as in Strange to say, all the boys in his class are six feet tall or taller, or I've never been to the circus, strangely enough. This idiom was first recorded in 1697 as strange to relate.


Nearby words

  1. strange interlude,
  2. strange matter,
  3. strange particle,
  4. strange quark,
  5. strange star,
  6. strangely,
  7. strangeness,
  8. stranger,
  9. stranger rape,
  10. stranger's gallery

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