take it from me

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase take it from me

Meaning

You can say this to emphasize that what you're saying is true.

For example

  • "I don't think we should go there. It looks dangerous."
    "It's perfectly safe, take it from me. I go there every day."

  • "George seems like a really nice guy."
    "Take it from me, mate - he's not! He's a liar and a cheat!"

Note:
Also "take my word for it", as in "Take my word for it, mate! He's a liar and a cheat!"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Take it from me", they want you to

a. believe them

b. relieve them

c. deceive them

Contributor: Matt Errey