I need help with a Phrase, I think it may be Latin

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    I am looking for a phrase, I believe it may be latin. I know the meaning I'm looking for but not the words that convey it. Any help you might be able to give will be appreciated.

    The definition of the phrase is something on the order of 'it looks too good not to be true' meaning that the proposition put forth, though not supported by evidence, seems so reasonable that no further thought goes into it, even though the proposition might be false, hinting that common wisdom is no wisdom at all.

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    What are you looking for exactly, what's the phrase?
     
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    That's what I'm asking. Its like the TV show Jeopardy, I give you the answer, you give me the question. I know what the phrase means, I just don't know what the phrase is.
     
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    Google a Latin to English dictionary.
     
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    I think the phrase you're looking for is

    Argumentum ad nauseam

    An incorrect assumption that something is true because it is often asserted to be true. Is that right?

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    Most liberals I know could smoke pot without THC and never know the difference.:lol:
     
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    See, this is why I don't bother trying to be helpful, you give someone an answer and they don't even bother to reply.
     
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    I know. Damned rude if you ask me. Not so much as a 'thanks'.
     
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    Do you have any idea how many Latin phrases could enforce your memory??

    A lot...

    I wanted to be a criminal law attorney when I was younger until I realize Latin was the language of barbarians and mental midgets...

    Linguistics is a lot more fun...

    English is 10x harder to learn than 95% of the known languages - yet our courts speak basically a Klingon language...

    Makes perfect fucking sense to me...
     

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