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Idioms

you bet | you bet your boots | you bet your life

This page is about the idiom you bet | you bet your boots | you bet your life

INFORMAL

Meaning

You can say "you bet", "you bet your boots" or "you bet your life" when you strongly agree with a statement or a suggestion, or to emphasise what you're saying.

For example

  • Fela Kuti said "Do you want to join my band?" and I said, "You bet I do!"

  • You can bet your boots that the rent will go up in January. It always does.

Quick Quiz

Sheena said "Would you like to go out with me?" and Jamal said, "You bet your life I would" because

a. he was too busy

b. he really liked her

c. he doesn't really like girls

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Contributor: Matt Errey