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make no mistake

This page is about the conversational phrase make no mistake

Meaning

You can say this to emphasize that you mean what you're saying, esp. when warning or threatening somebody.

For example

  • My doctor said, "If you don't stop eating all that junk food, you'll have a heart attack within a year - make no mistake."

  • After seeing her bruises, she called her daughter's husband and said, "Beat her up again and I'll call the cops - make no mistake about it!"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "make no mistake" after warning you, it means they're

a. never wrong

b. being serious

c. only joking

Contributor: Matt Errey