One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to introduce a suggestion.‘I tell you what, why don't we meet for lunch tomorrow?’
- ‘But I'll tell you what, I'll gladly donate my tax cut to a worthy charity if you will.’
- ‘You can be optimistic, but I'll tell you what, don't let your guard down.’
- ‘I'll tell you what, instead why don't you write a column about an outing with a girl?’
- ‘Listen, if you don't like it, I'll tell you what: sublet me your place.’
- ‘And I'll tell you what, we will try to bring her back - do you think we will be able to do that?’
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