I'd rather not say
Meaning: Is a polite of to say you don’t want to give somebody some information.
Usage: I understand you are curious to know about her, but I’d rather not say.
I wouldn't say no.
Meaning: Used to say you would like something or to accept something you are offered.
Usage: She called me to attend the prize distribution for she won a prize. I will be busy on that day, but I wouldn’t say no.
You can say that again.
Meaning: Completely agree with someone.
Usage: Have you noticed how during the sale, the prices are hiked and then discounted? ~ You can say that again.
I have to say
Meaning: Used for emphasizing an opinion.
Usage: I have to say, by far this was the best lecture I’ve ever attended.
Whatever you say
Meaning: Used to agree with somebody’s suggestion, even if you don’t like it because you don’t want to argue about it.
Usage: I am not in a mood for an outing today, but whatever you say.
Meaning: Used before asking a question.
Usage: Tell me, is this a good place to have authentic Indian food?
To say the least.
Meaning: Used to say that you could have expressed something in a much stronger way.
Usage: To say the least, I am disappointed with the board’s decision.
That would be telling.
Meaning: Used to tell that you can’t give some information because it is a secret.
Usage: If I answered your questions about the confidential letter, that would be telling.
I couldn't tell you.
Meaning: Used to tell somebody that you do not know the answer to the question.
Usage: I couldn’t tell if there will there be a holiday this week.
I told you so.
Meaning: Warning somebody about something.
Usage: We are on the wrong route and I told you so.
To tell you the truth.
Meaning: Used to say what you really feel or think.
Usage: To tell you the truth nobody was interested in the discussion.
I'll see what I can do
Meaning: I’ll try to help.
Usage: Don’t worry about the project, I’ll see what I can do.
Meaning: Used when you are explaining something.
Usage: You see, what I said was entirely different.
I don't see why not.
Meaning: Used to say ‘yes’ when somebody asks something.
Usage: May I go to the library for some reference books? ~ Yes, why not.
Let's see/Let me see.
Meaning: Used to say that you are thinking or trying to remember something.
Usage: Let me see if I can help you with your maths homework.
See how it goes.
Meaning: To say that you will decide about a situation after letting it develop for a short time.
Usage: It’s too early to tell how the team will perform. Let us just wait and see how it goes.
Meaning: Used to tell somebody that they will find out you were right about something.
Usage: You don’t have to believe my words now, but you’ll see later.
See for yourself
Meaning: Used to tell somebody to look at something to check that what somebody has said about it is true.
Usage: If you think I am wrong, why don’t you see it for yourself.
See you later/ See you around/ See you soon.
Meaning: Used if you are not sure when you will see the person again.
Usage: It was good to meet you. See you around.
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