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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

yasss queen

slang An expression of excitement and approval. The number of a's and s's can vary. Yaasss queen! You look gorgeous!
See also: queen, yasss

cold enough for you

A humorous question one asks another when it is obviously quite cold. How are you enjoying this winter? Cold enough for you?
See also: cold, enough

I tell you

1. A phrase emphasizing that the speaker is about to present a thought or their opinion on something. I tell you, this burger might be the best I've ever hard.
2. I assure you; please listen to what I am saying because it is important. You've got the wrong man, I tell you!
See also: tell

I'll tell you

1. non-idiomatic I will simply state it. You don't need to guess. I'll tell you. My middle name is Marvin.
2. A phrase emphasizing that the speaker is about to present a thought or their opinion on something. I'll tell you, this burger might be the best I've ever hard.
See also: tell

tell you what

A phrase indicating that the speaker is going to present a suggestion or their opinion on something. I tell you what, this burger might be the best I've ever hard. Tell you what, why don't you go out for a run and I'll watch the kids for a while. I'll tell you what, that was some concert.
See also: tell, what

you know

1. A filler phrase used when one is thinking of what to say next. I like the one with the, you know, the red thing on top.
2. A question posed at the end of a statement to elicit agreement or acknowledgment. I can't describe it. It just felt a little bittersweet, you know?
3. A phrase used to emphasize or draw attention to one's statement. I have skills. I'm not just some office drone, you know.
4. You know the answer; you know what or whom I'm referring to. A: "Which one's your cousin again?" B: "You know, she's the one you met at the concert." A: "What's that?" B: "You know, it's the coin we found in the river when we were kids."
See also: know

See ya, bye-bye.

Inf. Bye. Bill: I have to be off. Bob: See ya, bye-bye. Mary: See ya, bye-bye. Sue: Toodle-oo.
See also: see

See you.

 and See ya.
Inf. Good-bye. (See also I'll see you later.) Good game, Tom. See ya. See you, old chum. Give me a ring.
See also: see

you know

an expression placed on the end of a statement for pause or emphasis. (This expression is often overused, in which case it is totally meaningless and irritating.) Tom: Sure, I spent a fortune on this car. Can't take it with you, you know. Rachel: But there are better things to do with it here and now. Bill: Do you always lock your door? Tom: Usually. There's a lot of theft around here, you know.
See also: know

you know

You are aware, you see, do you remember, as in She's very lonely, you know, so do go and visit, or You know, this exhibit ends tomorrow, or You know that black dog our neighbors had? She was run over a year ago. This phrase is also quite often a conversational filler, equivalent to "um" and occasionally repeated over and over (as in It's a fine day for, you know, the beach, and, you know, we could leave now); this usage is more oral than written, and many consider it deplorable. [Late 1500s]
See also: know

a little dab'll do ya


a little dab will do you

People say a little dab'll do ya or a little dab will do you to mean that a small amount of something is enough. The thing to remember about cooking with shrimp paste is that a little dab will do ya. Note: This expression was originally an advertising slogan for hair cream in the 1960s.
See also: little, YA

you ˈknow

1 used when you are thinking of what to say next: He’s, you know, strange. It’s hard to explain.
2 used to show that what you are referring to is known or understood by the person you are speaking to: You know I bought a new bag? Well, someone stole it last night.
3 used to emphasize something that you are saying: I’m not stupid, you know.
See also: know

ˈsee you (aˈround)


ˌsee you ˈlater

(also (I’ll) be ˈseeing you) (spoken) used to say goodbye to somebody who you expect to see again soon
See also: see

I ˈtell you


I can ˈtell you


I’m ˈtelling you


I can’t ˈtell you how, etc. ...

(spoken) used to emphasize what you are saying, especially when it is surprising or difficult to believe: It’s not as easy as it looks, I’m telling you.I can’t tell you how happy I felt (= it is difficult to describe my happiness, because it was so great).
See also: tell

How ya living?

interrog. How are you doing? (The response is Living large.) How ya living, man?
See also: how, YA

See you

and See ya
interj. Good-bye. See you, old chum. Give me a ring.
See also: see

See ya

See also: see, YA


pro. you. (Eye-dialect. Typical spoken English. Used in writing only for effect. Used in the examples of this dictionary.) See ya!

you know

Used parenthetically in conversation, as to fill pauses or educe the listener's agreement or sympathy: Please try to be, you know, a little quieter. How were we supposed to make camp in a storm like that, you know?
See also: know