You are a divine being of infinite wisdom and sacred force living forever.

You are a divine being of infinite wisdom and sacred force living forever.


Anytime you’re ready

A phrase that encourages the listener to take or start a course of action.

(do) you hear me?

Are you going to obey my instruction or command? Do you understand exactly what i’m telling you?

As (something) as you please

A phrase that is used as an intensifier to stress how much something happens or is displayed.

After you, my dear Alphonse

A phrase typically said when two people try to do the same thing at the same time.

I’ll be seeing you

Goodbye; see you soon.

As you make your bed, so you must lie (up) on it.

You have to suffer the consequences of what you do.

Would you care to dance

Would you like to dance with me?

As fast as (one’s) legs can carry (one)

As fast as one can run away.

You can’t take it with you when you go

A warning against materialism that alludes to the fact that you can’t keep your money or possessions when you die.

As you sow, so shall you reap

Your actions dictate the consequences.

Between you, me, and the lamppost

In complete confidence between the speaker and the listener, as of a forthcoming secret or rumor.

You (can) bet your (sweet) bippy

You can be absolutely certain that something will happen.

You (can) bet your boots

You can be absolutely certain that something will happen.

You ain’t seen nothing yet!

The best, most exciting, or cleverest part is yet to come!

You and who else?

A phrase that responds to a threat by implying that the threat is a weak one.

You and yours

You and your family members or those with whom one has close relationships.

You are more than welcome.

You are very welcome to be here.

You are what you eat

One’s overall health is linked to one’s eating habits.

You asked for it!

You are getting the punishment you deserve!

You attract more flies with honey than vinegar

You are more apt to get the results you want when you use kindness, rather than anger or aggression.

You be the judge of that

You decide the worth, value, accuracy, etc. of something.

You ˈbet

(informal) certainly:

You (can) bet your (sweet) life

You can be absolutely certain that something will happen.

You(‘d) better believe it

Absolutely, without question; rest assured.

You called?

A phrase used when returning a telephone call

You can bet the farm (on someone or something).

You can be certain of someone or something.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink

You can give someone an advantage or provide them with an opportunity, but you can’t force them to do something if they don’t want to.

You can never tell with (someone or something)

It’s hard or impossible to predict someone’s or something’s behavior or quality.

You can run, but you can’t hide

No matter what you do, you can’t escape the consequences that you are trying to avoid.

You can say that again

I agree completely; what you said is especially true.

You can’t dance at two weddings

You cannot do two things at once.

You cannot have your cake and eat it (too).

You cannot enjoy two desirable things at the same time.

You can’t be a little bit pregnant

This is a situation that requires a complete and utter commitment of one’s time, energy, or effort.

You cannot put new wine in old bottles.

You should not try to combine the new with the old.

You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs.

In order to get something good or useful, you must give up something else.

You can’t fight city hall

You cannot fight a bureaucracy.

You can’t get there from here

Where you want to go is in a very remote location.

You cannot get blood from a stone.

You cannot get help from an uncharitable person or money from someone who has none.

You can’t make a silk purse (out) of a sow’s ear

You cannot fashion something beautiful or valuable out of poor materials.

You can’t make bricks without straw

You can’t make or do something unless you have the basic necessary tools or materials.

You cannot please everyone.

No matter what you do, there will always be some people who do not like it.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

You cannot teach some new skill or behavior to someone who is set in their ways.

You can’t bluff a bluffer

It is very difficult to fool someone who is experienced in the ways of fooling other people.

You can’t expect me to believe that.

That is so outrageous that no one could believe it.

You can’t go home again

You can’t truly go back to a place you once lived because so much will have changed since you left that it is not the same place anymore.

You can’t mean that!

Surely you do not mean what you said!

You can’t miss it

It will be very obvious when you see it.

You can’t polish a turd

You can’t make something unpleasant more appealing than it really is

You can’t put a wise head on young shoulders

A young person cannot be expected to have or display the wisdom and sound judgment of an older person.

You can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

When two parties are in conflict, you can’t support both of them—you must choose one.

You can’t say fairer than that

Cannot offer or propose a better deal.

You can’t tell a book by its cover

You can’t base your opinion of something (or someone) on the way it (or one) looks.

You can’t unring a bell

You can’t rescind information that has been shared publicly, especially when it is damaging to a person or organization’s reputation.

You could have fooled me

Really? I thought the opposite was true.

You could hear a pin drop

Could hear nothing at all because it was completely quiet and still.

You could have knocked me down with a feather

An expression of great or utter surprise, bewilderment, or astonishment.

You do the math

Figure out or put together the information for yourself.

You do you

Do what makes you comfortable or happy; be true to yourself in your pursuits.

You don’t know the half of it

Things are far more complicated than you think.

You don’t change horses mid-race.

It is dangerous or inadvisable to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled.

You don’t get something for nothing.

Everything costs something, and anything that appears to be free must be deceptive.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist (to do something)

You don’t have to be particularly intelligent to be able to do or understand something

You don’t know where it’s been.

Do not touch something or put it in your mouth, because you do not know where it has been and what kind of dirt it has picked up. (most often said to children.)

You gals

A friendly way of addressing a group of women collectively.

You get what you pay for.

You do pay much money for something, it is probably of poor quality.

You (always) give up too easy (or easily).

You don’t stand up for your rights.; you give up without a fight.

You got me there.

I do not know the answer to your question.

You got to do what you got to do.

One has to do whatever it is that one feels obliged to do.

You have (got) to laugh

You have to try and appreciate that this unfortunate situation is at least a little bit funny.

You have to be cruel to be kind

You must be blunt and honest with someone in order to help them realize something that may help them; it is sometimes necessary to hurt someone’s feelings in order to tell them the truth

You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die.

No one can escape eating a certain amount of dirt on his or her food.; everyone must endure a number of unpleasant things in his or her lifetime.

You little scallywag

An expression of dismay after someone (the “scallywag”) has done something surprising or has misbehaved in some way.

You look a little peaked

You look ill, especially as if you might vomit.

You look like a million

You look great! A shortening of the more common phrase “you look like a million bucks.”

You made my day

Thanks, you made me happy today.

You make a better door than you do a window.

I cannot see through you, so move aside.

You make me sick

You disgust me.

You may well ask

That is a good question. Used to humorously express that the topic of the question is unusual or frustrating.

You must (learn to) walk before you (can) run

One must understand or become adept at the basic skills, techniques, or details of something before moving on to that which requires greater skill or experience.

You must be kidding (me)

You cannot be serious; I don’t believe it; this can’t be true.

You must have mistaken me for someone who gives a shit

What makes you think i care about what you are saying?

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

You have to sacrifice something in order to get what you want.

You name it

(what I am offering or describing includes) anything you can think of.

You never can tell

You can never know something for certain, even if it seems very likely.

You never know (what you can do) till you try.

Even if you think you are not able to do something, you should try to do it.

You pays your money, and you takes your chance(s)

When you buy something, you must accept the risk that it will not be what you wanted.

You (really) said a mouthful.

Inf. Fig. You said exactly what needed to be said.; what you said was very meaningful and had great impact.

You saved the day

You fixed a problem or addressed an issue that would have negatively impacted something else.

You scared the hell out of me.

 and you scared the crap out of me.; you scared the dickens out of me.; you scared the devil out of me.; you scared me out of my wits.; you scared the pants off (of) me.

You frightened me very badly.

You scratch my back and i’ll scratch yours

You help me and I’ll help you.

You should know a man seven years before you stir his fire

In interactions with people you don’t know well, you should behave with caution and avoid meddling in their affairs.

You should talk

You are guilty of the same thing you have just criticized.

You shouldn’t have

A message of thanks for a (usually unexpected) gift.

You snooze, you lose

If you wait too long to do something, that opportunity might become unavailable.

You so-and-so

An exclamation of surprise or dismay that avoids using harsh language.

You want a piece of me?

Do you want to fight with me?

You want to step outside?

Do you intend to start a fight?; shall we go outside and fight?

You weasel

You sneaky person.

You win some, you lose some.

You cannot always succeed.

You wouldn’t dare (to do something)!

An exclamation that shows disbelief about something that the speaker has stated an intention of doing.

You can’t have it ˈboth ways

You must choose between two things even though you would like both of them

You’re the doctor

I will do anything you say!; you are in charge!

You’ll catch your death

You’ll get sick if you do what you’re about to do (often, go outside without being properly dressed). A shortened version of “you’ll catch your death of cold.

You’ll get the hang of it.

Don’t worry. You will learn soon how it is done

You’ll never get away with it.

You will never succeed with that illegal or outrageous plan.

You’ll never guess

You won’t believe (something).


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