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you British & World English

Used to refer to the person or people that the speaker is addressing

God damn British & World English

Used to express anger or annoyance with someone

God help British & World English

Used to express the belief that someone is in a difficult or dangerous situation

the laugh is on me British & World English

The tables are turned and now the other person is the one who appears ridiculous

to tell the truth British & World English

To be frank (used especially when making an admission)

you'll British & World English

You will; you shall

you bet British & World English

You may be sure; certainly

see you British & World English

Said when parting from someone

you-all British & World English

You (used to refer to more than one person)

after you British & World English

A polite formula used to suggest that someone goes in front of or takes a turn before oneself

you know British & World English

Used to indicate that what is being referred to is known to or understood by the listener

mark you British & World English

Used to emphasize a statement

says you! British & World English

Used in spoken English to express disagreement or disbelief

thank you British & World English

A polite expression used when acknowledging a gift, service, or compliment, or accepting or refusing an offer

you wait British & World English

Used to convey a threat or promise

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(two words, hyphen when attributive)

as you do British & World English

Used as an ironic comment on a somewhat unexpected statement

you betcha British & World English

Used to express certainty or as a strongly positive response

bless you! British & World English

Said to a person who has just sneezed

you're on British & World English

Said by way of accepting a challenge or bet

I ask you! British & World English

An exclamation of shock or disapproval intended to elicit agreement from one’s listener

put-you-up British & World English

A sofa or settee that can be converted into a bed

I tell you British & World English

Used to emphasize a statement

I told you British & World English

Used to point out that one’s warnings, although ignored, have been proved to be well founded

no you don't! British & World English

Used to indicate that one intends to prevent someone from doing what they were about to do

if you like British & World English

If it suits or pleases you

you name it British & World English

Whatever you can think of (used to express the extent or variety of something)

same to you! British & World English

May you do or have the same thing (a response to a greeting or insult)

how say you? British & World English

How do you find? (addressed to the jury when requesting its verdict)

you said it! British & World English

Used to express agreement with what someone has said

shame on you British & World English

Used to reprove someone for something of which they should be ashamed

if you will British & World English

Said when politely asking someone to do or consider something

you-know-who British & World English

Used to refer to someone (or something) known to the hearer without specifying their identity

hers British & World English

Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with a female person or animal previously mentioned

his British & World English

Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with a male person or animal previously mentioned

mine1 British & World English

Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with the speaker

ours British & World English

Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with the speaker and one or more other people previously mentioned or easily identified

theirs British & World English

Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with two or more people or things previously mentioned

them British & World English

Used as the object of a verb or preposition to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified

us British & World English

Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people as the object of a verb or preposition

yours British & World English

Used to refer to a thing or things belonging to or associated with the person or people that the speaker is addressing


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