strike someone as something

strike someone as something
[never progressive]
to make someone have a particular opinion or feeling

"You don't strike me as a religious man," I said frankly.

strike someone as being something:

He didn't strike me as being the jealous sort.

it strikes someone as funny/odd/strange (that):

It struck me as a little bit odd that she was always alone.


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