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just you wait!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase just you wait!

Meaning

This can be used to strengthen a threat or a promise.

For example

  • "I'm telling the teacher what you did, and then you'll be in trouble! Just you wait!"

  • A rich kid was teasing Miguel because he couldn't afford the latest phone, so Miguel said, "I'll be just as rich as you one day. Just you wait!"

Note:
Mostly said by children

Quick Quiz

Timmy said, "Just you wait!" He was

a. threatening someone

b. about to be threatened

c. too scared to make a threat

Contributor: Matt Errey