Can anyone explain me the meaning of would (underlined) in this specific context? How would you rephrase this sentence?
It's an excerpt from the book In the Teeth of The Evidence: And Other Mysteries by Dorothy L Sayers.
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It's an insult to Mr. Raymond. It means "In my opinion, Mr. Raymond, you would choose Creme de Menthe, as I consider that to be a woman's choice of liqueur," (and therefore unmanly of you to ask for it). "You would," in this instance, is a type of shorthand for the longer form of the insult.