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mark my words

This page is about the conversational phrase mark my words

Meaning

You can say this if you want someone to listen carefully, esp. if you're warning them or predicting the future.

For example

  • The Pope said, "If we don't reduce carbon emissions now, we're facing disaster - mark my words."

  • "Unless something's done to bridge the gap between rich and poor, a new revolution's possible - mark my words."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "mark my words", they want you to

a. take note of what they're saying

b. jot down what they're saying

c. grade what they're saying

Contributor: Matt Errey