mark my words


1. pay attention and remember what I'm saying because it is likely going to happen






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mark my words, I will succeed

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The expression mark my words means to advise someone to pay attention to what you were saying and remember the message because it is likely to be important or pre-empt something that will happen in the future. This expression usually follows serious advice or a caution.

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  1. Mark my words, Chris, you will regret stealing that money from me!
  2. She will do really well in this sport, mark my words. I predict she will be professional in the next three years.

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  1. I am the right person to turn this company around and I will do. Mark my words.
  2. She won't last a year in a job like that - you mark my words!

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