(I'll) tell you what

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - I'll tell you what

"(I'll) tell you what"

This is what I think.


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - I'll tell you what

"(I'll) tell you what"

used to suggest a plan


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - I'll tell you what

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Well, what do you think of my marketing plan.

Colleague 2:  Honestly?

Colleague 1:  Sure.

Colleague 2I'll tell you what.  It'll never work.  That's my opinion.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - I'll tell you what

A father and son are talking ...

Son:  Dad, could you please buy me a new game system?

Father:  How are your school grades?

Son:  I'm about a C average.

FatherTell you what.  If you get your average up to B, I'll buy you your game system.

(I'll) tell you what - Usage:


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(I'll) tell you what - Gerund Form:

Telling your friend what doesn't mean they will listen.

(I'll) tell you what - Examples:

1)  ... looks like you are the idiot not I. I'll tell you what pal. that's just what it's starting to sound like.

2)  ... but I'll tell you what... Facebook is looking better and better to me every day.

3)  ... people do not understand the way America works and, you know, I'll tell you what -- I've never been a Hillary Clinton fan.

4)  ... how much more do you want them to pay? Well, I'll tell you what: Let's take all the money that the rich have, all ...

5)   ... for instance, is the color of... what, exactly? I'll tell you what: it is the color of a suit set my grandmother owned and ...

6)  But I'll tell you what. They may have escaped that throne-room rabble, but they won't ...

7)  ... that poll says the American people are blaming that group... Well, I'll tell you what... here is a clue for all of you, the American people ...

8)  ... who think you know what is best for our country... Well I'll tell you what, you guys have done a piss pour job!

9)  I liked the film, but I'll tell you what. I think this one is a tune-up for the series.

10)  I'll tell you what. Our boys have taken up stealing!

11)  ... what the devil are the Republicans going to do about it? I'll tell you what. Not a damn thing because they are completely lacking in intestinal fortitude.

12)  ... in produce from day to day, let alone keep you alive. I'll tell you what, though -- the Amish have been hurt a whole lot less by ...

13)  ... maybe we should live up to that and to hell with Greta. I'll tell you what, why don't you and Stephanie take care of Greta and we ...

14)  And this one is the most provoking of all -- but I'll tell you what --' she added, as a sudden thought struck her.

15)  I'll tell you what, next time I'll get a picture, how about that?

16)  I'll tell you what, I will make each of them a shirt, and a coat.

17)  Yeah, but I'll tell you what, I'm a Target shopper, but I kind of get the ...

18)  I'll tell you what Greg, I'll keep my gold and this lady can have her ...

19)  Well, I'll tell you what: Let's take all the money that the rich have, all ...

20)  And I'll tell you what, I was a lot happier then.