Conversational phrases beginning with D. Select a phrase for more details.
You can say this just before saying something that your listeners may not like, or may find challenging or controversial.
You can use this to emphasize your power or authority over somebody.
If someone says this in a friendly way, they're asking for permission to do something.
If someone says this an unfriendly way, they must think you've been rude or inconsiderate.
You can say this if you don't want to talk about what's happened.
This is an impolite thing to say after being asked a question you don't want to answer.
You can this say if you don't think something's likely to happen.
You can use this to tell someone not to do something.
You can say this if you think you might upset or offend someone, esp. when making a suggestion or giving advice.
You can say this after someone's said something that you don't believe or can't accept.
You can say this if something will take a long time to happen, or might never happen.
You can say this after someone's said something you think is impossible or ridiculous.
This is a polite thing to say after someone has thanked you for something.
You can use this to tell someone to ignore you and continue doing whatever they're doing.
You can use this to very firmly tell someone not do something.