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What does ""Don't I just bet you were" mean in the following?

A: I was about to demonstrate how to use the tool.

B: Don't I just bet you were.

I'd appreciate your help.

  • I guess it probably means I did believe you were about to demonstrate .... I might be wrong though. – dan May 22 at 4:14
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    Did you actually hear this? What dan says makes some sense (i.e. it sounds like an affirmation of what A said), but the whole remark has a hostile/accusatory tone that makes me wonder what else was going on in that situation. Perhaps it was meant to be sarcastic? – Lorel C. May 22 at 15:06
  • It can only be sarcasm. It would usually not be anything other than: Oh yeah, I bet you were. – Lambie Jul 8 at 21:33
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I would expect this phrase and similar phrases to be uses most often in a sarcastic manner.

A: I was about to demonstrate how to use the tool.

B: Don't I just bet you were.

With the p[roper tone, B might well mean "I don't for a moment believe you were going to do anything of the sort." In my experience "I just bet" and similar phrases are most often used in this way.

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As @dan commented, it means B did believe A was about to demonstrate how to use the tool.

Just is an adverb expressing agreement, so the phrase "Don't I just!" is an interjection meaning, essentially, "yes".

I bet is said to show that you understand why someone has a particular opinion or feels a particular way.

This is a mix of the two expressions.

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