take it from me

This page is about the conversational phrase take it from me


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!"

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