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    Red face "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    "ABC magazine has profiled those individuals who for better or worse most influenced the last 100 years."

    What does it mean of "for better or worse" in the above sentence?
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    Po said,"I know you can finish the job in time, right, May?"
    May said,"You bet, Po."

    What does it mean of "You bet" in the above conversation?

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    Re: "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    It means that they might have done good for society as a whole or they might have been bad. It may of course be subject to personal opinion.


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    Re: "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    "ABC magazine has profiled those individuals who for better or worse most influenced the last 100 years."

    What does it mean of "for better or worse" in the above sentence?
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    For better, people who did positive things, helped the world, for example, Mahatma Ghandi. For worse, people who did great harm, Adolph Hitler, or George Bush; take your pick or pick both and you can't go wrong.

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    Po said,"I know you can finish the job in time, right, May?"
    May said,"You bet, Po."

    What does it mean of "You bet" in the above conversation?

    __________________________________________________ _____________

    Thanks.
    'you bet/you betcha' are strong yes's.

    A: Can you tell me the time?

    B: You bet, it's ten ten.

    >>>>>

    Carol: Could I borrow a pen?

    John: You betcha. Here you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    'you bet/you betcha' are strong yes's.

    A: Can you tell me the time?

    B: You bet, it's ten ten.

    >>>>>

    Carol: Could I borrow a pen?

    John: You betcha. Here you are.
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    1) As per your examples, "you bet" means "sure", "certainly", am I right?

    2) Then, is "you bet" a polite expression? Can I say "You bet" to my boss?

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    Re: "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    Only say "you bet" to your boss if you are extremely good terms with him/her. It is not formal..


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    Re: "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Only say "you bet" to your boss if you are on extremely good terms with him/her. It is not formal..
    I think that things must be different in the UK than here in North America, Anglika. I think that if a boss said, "Could/Would you photocopy these for me?", he or she would be thrilled to hear a "You bet" from the employee. It would show an employee who was enthusiastic.

    I've never been in any work situation in my whole life that was so formal as to preclude 'you bet'.

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    Re: "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    riverkidRe: "for better or worse" , "you bet"
    Quote:
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    "ABC magazine has profiled those individuals who for better or worse most influenced the last 100 years."

    What does it mean of "for better or worse" in the above sentence?
    __________________________________________________ ____________

    For better, people who did positive things, helped the world, for example, Mahatma Ghandi. For worse, people who did great harm, Adolph Hitler, or George Bush; take your pick or pick both and you can't go wrong.



    riverkid, you think George Bush did harms as greatly as Adolph Hitler?


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    Re: "for better or worse" , "you bet"

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I think that things must be different in the UK than here in North America, Anglika. I think that if a boss said, "Could/Would you photocopy these for me?", he or she would be thrilled to hear a "You bet" from the employee. It would show an employee who was enthusiastic.

    I've never been in any work situation in my whole life that was so formal as to preclude 'you bet'.
    Aren't you lucky

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