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Make no mistake

Posted by ESC on September 21, 2004

In Reply to: Make no mistake posted by Kristy Hibbert on September 21, 2004

: I was wondering if anybody knew the origin and meaning of the phrase 'Make no mistake'

I am not sure how to explain this phrase.

Merriam-Webster:

Mistake (verb):
2 a : to misunderstand the meaning or intention of : MISINTERPRET Don't mistake me, I mean exactly what I said.

"Make no mistake" means "don't misunderstand this" or "don't get this wrong." "Let's be clear on this." It is a way of telling the listener to pay attention and "listen up."

Anyone else got an answer?