I('ll) bet

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I('ll) bet

1. I imagine or am fairly certain (that). The government is talking about another tax cut, but I'll bet us working-class stiffs don't see a dime of it. A: "Have you seen my glasses anywhere?" B: "I bet they're back in the restaurant—that's the last place I saw you wearing them."
2. That sounds correct; that's unsurprising. A: "Ugh, I'm not feeling very well." B: "Yeah, I'll bet, considering how much you had to drink last night." A: "I'm feeling pretty guilty about the whole thing." B: "I bet you are. It was a pretty crummy thing to do."
See also: bet

I/I’ll ˈbet (that...)

(informal)
1 I am certain (that...): I bet he’ll be late for the meeting — he always is.
2 used to show that you agree with somebody or are not surprised to hear something: ‘I’m furious about what she said to me.’ ‘I bet (you are)!’
See also: bet
References in classic literature ?
Look at him now--worth two hundred an' fifty thousan' cold, an' I bet he's got credit for a million, an' there's no tellin' what the rest of his family owns.
Oh, I kin tell 'em 'part, Misto Wilson, but I bet Marse Percy couldn't, not to save his life.
But I bet star man Robert Duvall is looking over his shoulder if he caught the Manchester United gaffer in this commercial.