language gurus!

I came across a British expression while reading op-eds on the Gurdian, which I forgot. It was similar to "mind you" in meaning as in the following sentence:

"They are expensive, mind you, but the quality of their craftsmanship is worth the extra price."

Cheers in advance!

  • “to be sure” “no question” “of course” “I’ll have you know” “Lord knows” ...
    – Jim
    Aug 19, 2019 at 6:41
  • Isn't "mind you" used like that in British English?
    – nnnnnn
    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:49
  • @nnnnnn - yes it is. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:22
  • This seems like either a very broad question, or one that only you can know the answer to.
    – Smock
    Aug 19, 2019 at 10:47
  • Yeah, seems like my question was too broad, but I find all the comments really productive. Thanks a lot everyone! Aug 19, 2019 at 13:11

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..."believe you me" is often used by some older folks in Kent, to my mind , it's an awfully old fashioned way to speak, mind you , Father always uses it but , to put things in perspective , he had a tough start due to the war, not to put too fine a point on it, Dad grew up a yokel 😄.

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    Yes, I have relatives in Orpington, too. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:22
  • So are we there with the answer yet?
    – user356866
    Aug 20, 2019 at 14:25

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