bet your life

bet your life

Be certain that something will happen (so much so that one would hypothetically risk one's life betting on it). I lost my umbrella, so you can bet your life that it will rain tomorrow! Oh, you can bet your life that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time!
See also: bet, life

you (can) bet your (sweet) life

You can be absolutely certain that something will happen. (Sometimes used ironically. You bet your sweet life I'm going to that concert—I've been saving up for my ticket for months now! Oh, you can bet your life that Kevin will be late tonight—he's never on time! I lost my umbrella, so you can bet your life that it's going to rain soon.
See also: bet, life
References in classic literature ?
They're modelled after the Yukon poling- boats, and you can bet your life they're crackerjacks.
If we send one man from here you may bet your life that other men are going too.
And you can bet your life Rory McIlroy and his fellow golfers will not be two-in-a-room and sharing a kitchen.
You can bet your life owner Ellis Short and sporting director Lee Congerton are sick of hearing what Gustavo Poyet wants for Christmas.
I am of the opinion that if it has happened once, you can bet your life it has happened before.
You can bet your life Alvaro Negredo and his Manchester City teammates were watching it.
I bet your life is (or is about to be) richer than you realize, so take care of yourself and enjoy your adventure.
Shots will be fired, you can bet your life on that - but how many more victims will Cameron claim before this hour-long episode is up?
You can bet your life that that amount is peanuts compared with what those higher up the salary scale manage to arrange for themselves.
The darker point is that the council can hide behind the Government's austerity measures and hope that the coalition gets the blame for the misery, you can bet your life that the cynicism is at this level.
We're responsible for the condition of our own gear, so don't be a cheapskate with the stuff you may have to bet your life on.
If they don't give their all, you can bet your life there is something amiss with them and as the trainer, it's your job to find out what it is' The Mick Channon philosophy Who am I?
Even if I do make it to heaven, you can bet your life the toilet will stink.
You can bet your life that if Royal Mail has had their hands on your mail it will go missing.