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bet you; I will bet you

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representing casual pronunciation of bet you, attested by 1904.

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verb phrase

Bet you: I'll betcha I can jump higher (1922+)

you ain't seen nothing yet


What follows is much better than what you have had before: put her mouth lightly against mine and said ''You ain't seen nothing yet''

[1920s+; this was a catch-line of the singer and comedian Al Jolson, and the first words in his 1927 movie The Jazz Singer]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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