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"To be sure"

Posted by David FG on November 12, 2006

In Reply to: "To be sure" posted by Hasan on November 12, 2006

: What is teh meaning and use of "To be sure"
: Thanks
: Hasan

It is of Irish origin. It means, simply, 'indeed' or just 'I am/it is' - that sort of thing.

An example might be:

Q 'Are you going to London?'

A. 'To be sure'.

It is a bit stereotyped, and is not used nearly as much by Irishmen as the English seem to think it is.


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