you know


you know
Expression signifying a pause or hesitation

I don’t usually get nervous in games and, you know, taking free kicks and penalties but that’s the first time I’ve been that nervous in, in a game, where I have to, I’m in a situation where I’m, you know... - BBC Interview with David Beckham [

Expression used to imply meaning, rather than say it, such as when a person is embarrassed to say a word.

Person 1: I heard you want to do that thing with me." Person 2: "Do what?" Person 1: "You know... umm..." Person 2: "Oh do you mean sex?" Person 1: "Yeah.. that."

See Also: you-know-who

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