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Meaning of “if I were you” in the English Dictionary

"if I were you" in British English

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if I were you

B1 used when you give someone ​advice: If I were you, I'd ​probably go. I ​think I'd take the ​money if I were you.
(Definition of if I were you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"if I were you" in American English

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if I were you

putting myself in ​yoursituation: If I were you, I’d ​accept his ​apology. Note: Used to give someone advice.
(Definition of if I were you from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “if I were you”
in Chinese (Simplified) 如果我是你的话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 如果我是你的話…
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