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you'd better not

This page is about the conversational phrase you'd better not

Meaning

You can use this to warn somebody not to do something.

For example

  • "I'll take your money when you're alseep."
    "You'd better not! I'll tell Dad if you do!"

  • "Of course I can drive. I've only had a few beers."
    "You'd better not, love. You don't want to cause an accident, do you?"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "You'd better not", they think you

a. mightn't get better

b. shouldn't do something

c. are no better than they are

Contributor: Matt Errey