mark my words

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mark my word(s)

Pay attention to and remember what I am saying, because it will happen. Mark my words, Penny will be glad she made this decision one day. Mark my word, Jonah, I will get even with you if it's the last thing I do.
See also: mark

mark my words

Pay attention to what I say, as in Mark my words, that man is not to be trusted. This admonition first appeared in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Bible (Isaiah 28:23).
See also: mark, word

ˌmark my ˈwords

(old-fashioned, spoken) (often used for introducing a warning) listen carefully to what I am saying: He’ll be back, mark my words! He never stays away for long.
See also: mark, word
References in classic literature ?
Black Michael's as good as new agin an' 'e's not the bully to stand fer it, not 'e; an' mark my word for it, sir.
They means murder, sir, an' mark my word for it, sir.
That's all, only keep a still tongue in yer 'ead, or they'll put a pill between yer ribs, an' mark my word for it, sir," and the old fellow went on with his polishing, which carried him away from where the Claytons were standing.
TO read the latest instalment of Mark My Words, follow the link on www.
Mark My Words was just the refresher course I needed.
In the last council year here in Middlesbrough, over pounds 170,000 was claimed in extra allowances and expenses by only 28 Labour councillors so, in effect, despite Phil stating that the "gravy train has hit the buffers" sadly it has not because, mark my words, these amounts will continue to be claimed.
It's about time the continental giants struck back - or the financial might of the Big Four will destroy the Champions League, you mark my words.
Sam will whip Newcastle into a decent side - mark my words, it won't be long before Newcastle are challenging again for a Champions League spot.
Mark my words, we may end up regreting not strengthening further very soon.
Mark my words, in the next two years it'll be pouring Bennies from heaven.
Mark my words, the bad guys will use this new ruling against our officers.
You mark my words," Bush said, buoyed by polls showing him ahead in the contest.
Mark my words if the Government declares war on money and jobs we'll get prosperity.
PAUL SALLIS landed a magnificent seven winners at home track Monmore on Saturday including an open-race double courtesy of Klockwork Korker in a 480m puppy contest and Mark My Words over 630m.
Mark my words, if England give him the job for Euro 2012, they will be a laughing stock.