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Bet you (used to express confidence or certainty that something is the case or will happen)‘betcha can't leave without at least one home-made goody from the bakery counter’‘I betcha 98% of Americans wouldn't know who he is’
- ‘I'll betcha a cold frosty brew that a month from now opinions on both sides of this issue will have changed drastically.’
- ‘In other sports news (and betcha didn't know neo-cons did sports commentary, eh?)’
- ‘He challenged the president to weekly, face-to-face debates, you betcha.’
- ‘But I'll betcha I play Volume One more often than all the others combined.’
- ‘And I betcha in that flick, somebody would have at least demanded a shrubbery.’
- ‘No one else has confirmed yet, but then I betcha dollars to donuts they're all in Derek's session on Design for Community.’
- ‘A dozen little Lutheran campers nodded in the dark: ya sure, you betcha.’
- ‘Granted, the conversation would be limited to clearing up the confusion between canned chicken and tuna, but you betcha the boys would be aware of your table.’
- ‘It's a woman all along - betcha didn't see that coming.’
- ‘I dig 'em, but I betcha I'd be digging them a lot less this week had I been subjected to a full hour of that vocal harmonizing gimmick they always do.’
- ‘Given that Gee posted this in a public forum, yep, you betcha.’
- ‘You betcha, and the Commerce Commission thinks so too.’
- ‘But when I get asked about local artists of the 60s, or how to apply for film grants, or Roman archaeological finds in Great Britain: You betcha!’
- ‘You betcha, there's nothing a little Hershey's Kiss can't fix.’
- ‘When the results came out, every pregnant mouse that had ever consumed the equivalent of 266,000 times as many apples as the average pre-schooler was thinking twice about it, you betcha.’
- ‘Everybody else laughs when he says it, but if you ask the cell phone clod, I'll betcha they'll tell you their feelings are hurt and that this guy's not just cross, he's downright irate!’
- ‘He's been flying solo all summer and, I'll betcha he doesn't have a Homecoming date yet.’
- ‘If it's design of single-family homes, you betcha!’
- ‘Truth is, you're never too old for a romp on the playground… and betcha there's one right near the pool.’
informal Used to express certainty or as a strongly positive response.‘Had she pictured herself in a Broadway role? You betcha’‘‘You have everything under control?’ ‘You betcha!’’
- ‘I'm going to make a big ol' bowl of popcorn for that show, you betcha.’
- ‘Will tonight's debate matter? You betcha.’
- ‘Pet peeve of mine, you betcha!’
- ‘Will I return - you betcha!’
- ‘Anyhow, she was intelligent too, you betcha, the smartest kitty cat I've ever known.’
- ‘His phrase of the moment is "you betcha" - frequently spouted when he is asked if he intends to take action on something close to Labour hearts.’
- ‘That merited a high-five, you betcha.’
- ‘You betcha this Minnesota guy was willing to be interviewed!’
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