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you know what

1. A phrase used to convey a realization, often mid-sentence. I wasn't going to go out with you guys tonight, but hey, you know what, I'm in!
2. A rhetorical question posed before a statement one considers to be the blunt truth, often during an argument or heated exchange. You know what, John? I think you never really loved me.
3. A statement asserting that the person to whom one is speaking does in fact know something that he or she claims not to. A: "What is the matter with you?" B: "You know what!"
See also: know
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Baraka: It's just confirmation that you know what you're doing and you aren't doing what they want.
Snitzer: Well, okay, but you know what I'm talking about.
The guy had made some remark about his schooling, or to his degrees, and Malcolm looked at the guy and said, "Do you know what they call.
But when Harper's pushed far enough--well, you know what they say about truth.
You know what, though: When it comes down to it, my mom and I will always be there for each other, and it's just a matter of the timing working out, and when she's ready for us, we'll be there.
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