let me tell you

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let me tell you

Used to emphasize a statement. There's going to be trouble in the city if our team loses this championship, let me tell you. Let me tell you, I've never seen a rat this big in my whole life!
See also: let, tell
References in classic literature ?
Now let me tell you something more than I could impart over the telephone.
For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.
Let me tell you that the dearest thing in life to me is my self-respect; wherefore, in informing you of my misfortunes and misconduct, I would add that none of my superiors know of my doings, nor ever will know of them, and that therefore, I still enjoy a measure of respect in that quarter.
But if you are speaking of Captain Ahab, of that ship there, the Pequod, then let me tell you, that I know all about the loss of his leg.
I don't know whether you are trying to deceive me or not," Trent said, "only if you do not know, let me tell you - Miss Wendermott is that old man's daughter
But first let me tell you the reason the count has for not prosecuting these men; then, if I can hold my courage, I shall tell you the real reason that I dare not.
Too late, let me tell you is that door shut, and Maud safe?
I be an old friend of My Lord, here; but let me tell you a little story.
Therefore, let me tell you that no single one of my threats has been exaggerated.
Now let me tell you my story," he began, "I came to you, you were asleep.
You have neither good sense nor good feeling, Mademoiselle Therese, let me tell you.
I didn't snore, myself, when I was your age, let me tell you.
Let me tell you, several years ago for me to turn your hand down would have been like committing assault and battery on a kindergarten.
Well, then, come here, my dear," said D'Artagnan, establishing himself in an easy chair; "come, and let me tell you that you are the prettiest SOUBRETTE I ever saw
And that, let me tell you, when you have got such a job as mine in hand, is a real comfort at starting.