A {{stock phrase|s}} used when a character hears something he doesn't like.

Compare/contrast YouJustHadToSayIt.
[[AC:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* This exchange from ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime:
-->'''L:''' Tell me, Light, from the moment you were born, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion has there ever been a time when you've actually told the truth?]]
-->'''Light:''' What are you talking about, Ryuuzaki? [[BlatantLies I do admit I stretch the truth here and there,]] [[StrawmanHasAPoint but find me one person who hasn't ever had to tell a lie. It wouldn't be easy.]] [[{{Hypocrite}} Human beings just aren't made to be perfect like that.]] Still, I've always made a conscious effort to never tell a lie that could hurt others. That's my answer.
-->'''L:''' *looks away with sad face* I had a feeling you'd say something like that.
* This one from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' [=EP154=]:
-->'''Jessie:''' The twerps are having a battle.\\
'''James:''' Yes, and even if they win, their pokemon will be weakened!\\
''(Wobbuffet appears behind them)''\\
'''Meowth:''' And dat's when we can move in and grab them all!\\
'''Wobbuffet:''' WOOOOOBBUFFET!\\
'''Jessie:''' Must you always butt into our business?!\\
'''Wobbuffet:''' Wobba-wobba-wobba-wobba-wobba.\\
'''Jessie:''' [[AskAStupidQuestion I was afraid you'd say that]]. *recalls him*

* This exchange from Neil Gaiman's ''Comicbook/TheSandman'':
-->'''Delirium:''' Um. What's the name of the word for things not being the same always. You know. I'm sure there is one. Isn't there? There must be a word for it ... the thing that lets you know time is happening. Is there a word?
--> '''Dream:''' Change.
--> '''Delirium:''' Oh. I was afraid of that.

* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': Since this is [[FirstPersonSmartass Phoenix]] saying it, it's not spoken up.
-->'''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]]:''' ''(Oh '''please''' don't tell me this is going where I think it is...)''
-->'''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]]:''' You see... I'm in need of a really good defense attorney.
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''(And it '''does''' go where I think it is...)''

* ''Snow Buddies''.
-->'''Buddy:''' I guess we can add dog sledding to the family résumé. Do you think they've outgrown the need to explore?
-->'''Molly:''' Not a chance!
-->'''Buddy:''' I was afraid you'd say that.
* ''Iceman''
-->'''Charlie, the Iceman:''' [brings a dark object to Brady]
-->'''Dr. Diane Brady:''' What's that?
-->'''Dr. Stanley Shephard:''' An offering. He wants you to eat it.
-->'''Dr. Diane Brady:''' I was afraid you'd say that.
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''
-->'''Grand Councilwoman:''' Take note of this. This creature is hereby sentenced to life in exile, a sentence that shall be henceforth served out here, on Earth. And as caretaker of the alien life form Stitch, this family is hereby under the protection of the United Intergalactic Federation. We'll be checking in now and then.
-->'''Mr. Cobra Bubbles:''' I was afraid you were going to say that. This won't be easy to explain back at headquarters.
-->'''Grand Councilwoman:''' ''(in perfect understanding)'' I know what you mean.

* ''Series/TheOC''
-->'''Seth:''' Well, if you need anything, I'll take the graveyard shift.
-->'''Ryan:''' I think we'll manage.
-->'''Seth:''' I was afraid you'd say that.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Ascent"
-->[Odo has just been saved from the planet]
-->'''Odo:''' Quark?
-->'''Worf:''' We found him on top of the mountain slumped over a subspace transmitter.
-->'''Odo:''' You mean he made it?
-->'''Jadzia Dax:''' If it wasn't for his signal, we never would have found you. Looks like he saved both of your lives.
-->'''Odo:''' I was afraid you'd say that.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Silicon Avatar"
-->'''Riker:''' Data, we've only seen the Crystalline Entity once before. How do you know these metals will protect us?
-->'''Data:''' I am not entirely certain they will, sir.
-->'''Riker:''' I was afraid you were going to say something like that.
* A recurring joke on ''Series/GetSmart'':
-->'''Max:''' Don't tell me [bad news]!
-->'''Someone Else:''' [Bad news].
-->'''Max:''' I asked you not to tell me that.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''
-->'''Alpha:''' Ai yi yi! What do we do?
-->'''Zordon:''' Teleport to us [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude five overbearing and over-emotional humans]].
-->'''Alpha:''': No! Not that! Not teenagers!
-->'''Zordon:''' That's correct Alpha.
-->'''Alpha:''': I was afraid of that.

* ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II''
-->'''Queen Talia:''' Just be careful.
-->'''Master Kavar:''' Aren't I always?
-->'''Queen Talia:''' That's what I was afraid you'd say.

* ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day]]'':
-->'''Tigger:''' Well, did I say I was hungry?
-->'''Pooh:''' I don't think so.
-->'''Tigger:''' Well then I'll say it. I'm hungry.
-->'''Pooh:''' Oh, not for honey, I hope.
-->'''Tigger:''' Honey? Oh, boy, honey! That's what Tiggers like best!
-->'''Pooh:''' I was afraid of that.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Avatar State".
-->'''Aang:''' I can only reach the Avatar State when I'm in genuine danger.
-->'''General Fong:''' I see. I was afraid you'd say that. [attacks Aang]
* ''[[GIJoe G.I. Joe]]''
-->'''Shipwreck:''' Do you expect me to talk, Cobra?
-->'''Cobra Commander:''' No. [[ShoutOut We expect you to fry!]]
-->'''Shipwreck:''' I was afraid you'd say that!
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} W.I.T.C.H.]]'' episode "Happy Birthday, Will"
-->'''Taranee:''' Maybe we should call the police?
-->'''Will:''' For this kind of problem, we *are* the police.
-->'''Taranee:''' I was afraid you'd say that.
* On ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', Shaggy often says this on hearing that (for instance) he and Scooby have to visit a scary place.
* ''TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'':
-->'''Jingle Bells:''' Well, now what?
-->'''Mrs. Claus:''' You heard the man. We have to go see Heat Miser.
-->'''Jingle Bells:''' I was afraid you were going to say that.