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watch it

Also, watch out. Be careful, as in Watch it as you go down that ladder, or Watch out, there are a lot of cars on this road. The first term dates from the early 1900s, the variant from the mid-1800s. Also see look out.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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