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Are you familiar with the expression/question "When did you stop beating your wife?"?
I got this from an article:
_”... a well-worn cliche referring to a “gotcha” question that implies the respondent’s guilt regardless of their answer.
The party who was asked this question in a public spat claimed that he never beat his wife and that it is a filthy thing to say, and the one who said it said that the offended party knew that it wasn’t meant to be taken literally. So, what is a better alternative to this expression?