if I were you


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if I were you

Here's my advice, if I were in your position or situation. A: "Sorry about earlier. My computer crashed in the middle of our call." B: "If I were you, I'd throw out that old piece of junk and buy a new laptop." I would do what the boss says, if I were you.
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if I were you

an expression introducing a piece of advice. John: If I were you, I'd get rid of that old car. Alice: Gee, I was just getting to like it. Henry: I'd keep my thoughts to myself, if I were you. Bob: I guess I should be careful about what I say.
See also: if

if ˌI were ˈyou

used to introduce a suggestion or a piece of advice: If I were you, I wouldn’t buy that car. You can see it’s been in an accident.
See also: if
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