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you don't sayreally?; no kidding!; is that so? sometimes used sarcastically in response to the obviousRate it:

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The Hell You Say?Depression Daze Ejaculation Offered In Response to Another's Astonishing, Earth Shaking, Unbelievable, Astounding 'Remark':Rate it:

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you can say that againThat is very true.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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do as i say and not as i doDon't imitate my behavior but obey my instructions.Rate it:

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do as I say, not as I doAlternative form of do as I say and not as I do.Rate it:

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I'd sayIt is my estimate or opinion.Rate it:

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I'll sayUsed to indicate emphatic agreement.Rate it:

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i'll say amen to that!Amen offers a verbal agreement, an end-all to a prayer, a statement, an agreement in progress.Rate it:

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let's not and say we didIndicates that the speaker does not agree with a proposed action of a group, and does not wish to participate.Rate it:

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needless to sayClearly, obviously (because it is visually obvious).Rate it:

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not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:

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not to sayUsed other than as an idiom: see not, to, say.Rate it:

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not to sayEven; perhaps; almost.Rate it:

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say again"What did you say?" or "Repeat what you have said." A polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been said.Rate it:

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say cheeseUsed imperatively to elicit a smile from someone for a photograph by their saying "cheese" (the vowel of which, when pronounced as is usual in English, forces a somewhat smile-shaped mouth).Rate it:

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say goodbyeTo separate from someone.Rate it:

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say goodbyeTo wish someone farewell upon their leaving.Rate it:

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say graceTo recite a prayer of invocation or thanksgiving at meal time.Rate it:

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say soauthoritative decisionRate it:

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say sopower of decisionRate it:

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say uncleTo indicate submission, such as when wrestling; to ask for mercy.Rate it:

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say whatWhat did you say?; Huh?; expresses incredulity.Rate it:

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to say nothing ofused by the speaker to mention another important, usually related, point; an apophasisRate it:

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to say the leastUsed to suggest that what was previously stated was an understatement.Rate it:

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what do you sayUsed to ask someone if they are willing to do something.Rate it:

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what do you sayUsed to ask or remind a child to say a polite expression.Rate it:

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wouldn't say boo to a gooseDescribing a quiet, exceptionally shy person.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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blurt outTo say suddenly, without thinking.Rate it:

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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.Rate it:

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hold this lUsed to make fun of someone when they say/do something stupid; they take a "L" or a "Loss"Rate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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come out withTo say something unexpected.Rate it:

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read outTo read something and say the words to inform other people.Rate it:

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cry out forTo say that a situation needs a thing, or a solution urgently.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:

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johned upTo write or say something that doesn't make much sense to other people; inside joke.Rate it:

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as agile as a monkeythe agility of monkeys in well- known by everyone! to say that someone is agile as a monkey means that he is very agileRate it:

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as agile as a monkeyif you say someone is as agile as a monkey then you are saying that the person is able to move as fast and easy as a monkey; therefore, as agile as a monkey means being able to move as swift and easy as a monkeyRate it:

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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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come si!, come 'sah'Say Yes! or NoRate it:

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daft as a brushDescribes someone who is known to do and say silly things.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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at a loss for wordsHaving nothing to say; stunned to the point of speechlessness.Rate it:

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be as silent as the graveto say absolutely nothing (especially about a particular subject)Rate it:

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better watch your mouth!Watch what you say....Rate it:

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blanket termA word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.Rate it:

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