Definition of under the impression that in English:

under the impression that

phrase

  • Believing, mistakenly or on the basis of little evidence, that something is the case.

    ‘he was under the impression that they had become friends’
    • ‘I was also under the impression that there was something in the American constitution about freedom of speech.’
    • ‘She was under the impression that there was going to be a dance performance by the Russian girls.’
    • ‘I was under the impression that all questions were vetted by you before they went on to the Order Paper.’
    • ‘The Claimant was under the impression that there was no need to pursue the asylum appeal if his work permit was approved.’
    • ‘Apart from the head teacher and the deputy we were under the impression that everyone will keep their jobs and be moved across but no one has told us for certain.’
    • ‘You are under the impression that this matters far more than it really does.’
    • ‘Others are under the impression that increasing the speed limit will somehow alleviate our traffic congestion problem.’
    • ‘You know, people are always under the impression that those who live in L.A. are weird.’
    • ‘I was under the impression that the dance program was known within its own campus and internationally.’
    • ‘Statements by Muhammad in court the following day made clear he was under the impression he was still represented by his Maryland attorneys.’