believe (you) me

This page is about the conversational phrase believe (you) me

Meaning

You can use this to emphasize the truth or importance of what you're saying.

For example

  • "We're expecting our first child."
    "Having a kid will change your life, believe you me!"

  • "Believe me, going to war again is a big mistake."
    "You think so?"

Quick Quiz

You can say "believe you me" when you're

a. asking someone what they believe

b. telling someone you believe them

c. telling someone what you believe

Contributor: Matt Errey