someone close to you says before they point out a flaw, something
you did or are currently doing wrong, a mistake you made, something
embarrassing, or something
out mean. This phrase
is mostly used
by parents and spouses, not so much by close friends and non-immediate family members.
Mom: Jerry, you know
I love you, but you did a really shitty job at sweeping the kitchen floor.
Jerry: Ugh you always say that before you yell at me for something stupid.
Dad: Allan, you know
I love you, but that haircut you got today makes you look very
Allan: Wow thanks.