mind you

mind you

A phrase used to indicate that someone must consider or pay attention to a particular piece of information. They are expensive, mind you, but the quality of their craftsmanship is worth the extra price. They can certainly afford to give some of their profits back to their employees, mind you.
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mind you

a phrase introducing something that should be taken into consideration. He's very well dressed, but mind you, he's got plenty of money to buy clothes. Lisa is unfriendly to me, but mind you, she's never very nice to anyone.
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ˌmind ˈyou

(spoken)
1 used to add to what you have just said, especially something that makes it less strong: It’s a fantastic restaurant. Expensive, mind you.I’ve heard they’re getting divorced. Mind you, I’m not surprised — they were always arguing.
2 used after a word you want to emphasize: When we were children, we used to walk, walk mind you, five miles to and from school every day.
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References in classic literature ?
"Then mind you fall in love in the right place, and don't get a wife who will drain your purse and make you niggardly in spite of yourself.
"Mind you bring Nancy to the Warrens before the week's out, Mr.
Mind you, I tried a search for 'effect of daylight on unpainted timber' a topic on which I know BRE has done work -- and drew a blank.
Mind you nobody looking at its architecture would mistake it for the real thing.
Mind you, for another five grand you could buy a Segway (www.segway.com) which has a similar two wheel configuration but, unlike the Cye, has big proper rubber wheels and is kept upright by gyroscope magic and will take you and your attache case down the long office corridor and off home along the pavement at a respectable 14 mph.