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you bet | you bet your boots | you bet your life Informal

Meaning: You can say "you bet", "you bet your boots" or "you bet your life" when you strongly agree with a statement or a suggestion, or to emphasise what you're saying.

For example:

  • Fela Kuti said "Do you want to join my band?" and I said, "You bet I do!"

  • You can bet your boots that the rent will go up in January. It always does.

Quick Quiz:

Sheena said "Would you like to go out with me?" and Jamal said, "You bet your life I would" because
  1. he was too busy
  2. he really liked her
  3. he doesn't really like girls

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