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(Do you) know something?

Used to emphasize the importance or severity of the point being made. You know something? I'm sick and tired of your crappy attitude! So one day I simply up and left him, and do you know something? It was the best decision I've ever made. Know something? These layoffs are just the beginning. Things are going to get a whole lot worse.
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you know something

Also, you know what? Listen to what I'm going to tell you, as in You know something? He's always hated spicy food, or You know what? They're not getting married after all. Both these colloquial expressions are shortenings (Of Do you know something? or Do you know what?) and are used to emphasize the following statement or to introduce a surprising fact or comment. The first dates from the mid-1900s. The variant, from the late 1800s, should not be confused with what do you know or you know .
See also: know, something
References in classic literature ?
I knew something of the bourgeois of Geneva, now I know something of the bourgeois of Brussels; if I went to London, I would know something of the bourgeois of London.
As one of the lower domestic animals, you cannot be expected to know much, but you might know something.
Pendleton," began the doctor, abruptly, "I've come to you because you, better than any one else in town, know something of my relations with Miss Polly Harrington.
But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon.
Your aunt was sometimes taken with these swoons, miss; and I know something about them.
The first necessity was to know something of the man.
But the first thing to be done was to satisfy in some way the curiosity of my Wife, who naturally wished to know something of the reasons for which the Circle had desired that mysterious interview, and of the means by which he had entered the house.
I know something is going to happen, something terrible, and I can do nothing to stop it.
She also referred the lawyers to two of Dermody's relatives, who lived in the city, a nd who might know something of his movements after he left my father's service.
There must be quite a number of persons living who remember him, not unkindly, I trust, and know something of the story that I am about to tell.
Such chapters as "The Child with the Mirror", "In the Happy Isles", "The Grave-Song," "Immaculate Perception," "The Stillest Hour", "The Seven Seals", and many others, are almost utterly devoid of meaning to all those who do not know something of Nietzsche's life, his aims and his friendships.
You can get to know something, you can ask for something.
I don't lay claim to anything else than having used some opportunities which have not come within everybody's reach; but there is no stifling the offence of being young, and a new-comer, and happening to know something more than the old inhabitants.
But of men--I have known one man indifferent well for over forty years, have exulted in him (odd to think of it), shuddered at him, wearied of him, been willing (God forgive me) to jog along with him tolerantly long after I have found him out; I know something of men, and, on my soul, boy, I believe I am wronging you.
But you MUST know SOMETHING," declared Dorothy, getting provoked.