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I bet | I'll bet

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase I bet | I'll bet

Meaning

You can say this to let someone know you understand the feeling or experience they've just described.

For example

  • "Winning a gold medal was such an amazing experience."
    "I bet. It must've been incredible."

  • "I was so relieved when he said it wasn't cancer."
    "I'll bet. You must have been really worried."

Note:
Can also be used sarcastically if you don't believe someone, as in, "If I win the lottery, I'll give it all to the poor." "I bet you will."

Quick Quiz

You can say "I bet" or "I'll bet" after someone tells you

a. how you felt

b. how they felt

c. how to gamble

Contributor: Matt Errey