I told you so

I warned you in advance, especially of a bad outcome. For example, It's too bad your guests didn't get along with each other, but remember, I told you so.

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Examples from the Web for i told you so

Historical Examples of i told you so

  • “Surely,” was the response, delivered in an “I-told-you-so” tone.

    Dorothy's Triumph

    Evelyn Raymond

  • At the best, most of his friends proved to be of the I-told-you-so variety.

    The Mission of Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • He had adopted an I-told-you-so attitude that grated Crag's nerves raw.

  • "This is the road I told you of," explained Sally with an "I-told-you-so" expression.

    The Slipper Point Mystery

    Augusta Huiell Seaman

  • Of all this, however, the object of their "I-told-you-so" was serenely ignorant.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives