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Conversational Phrases/L

Conversational phrases beginning with L. Select a phrase for more details.

leave it at that

to not do anything more for now

leave it to me | leave everything to me

You can say this to let someone know they don't have to do something because you'll do it.

leave you to it INFORMAL

You can say this to someone when you're leaving, esp. if they're busy doing something.

let me be the judge of that

You can say this if someone gives advice or an opinion that angers you, esp. if they have no right to do so.

let me guess

You can say this if you'd like to guess what's happening before someone tells you.

let me put it this way | how shall I put it?

You can say this before telling someone what you really think, esp. if you're saying it as politely or gently as you can.

let me tell you

You can use this to emphasize that you really mean what you're saying.

let's face it

You can say this to emphasize that something's true, even if it's hard to believe or accept.

let's give it a miss INFORMAL

You can say this if you don't want to do something.

let's go (1)

You can use this to suggest leaving and going somewhere else.

let's go (2)

You can say this if it's time to start doing something.

let's just say

You can say this if you're not going to give all the details about something.

let's say | let's suppose

You can say this when considering what might happen if something occurs.

let's see | let me see (1)

You can say this if you need a moment to think about something.

let's see | let me see (2) INFORMAL

You can say this if you want someone to show you something.

let's see | let me see (3)

You can say this if you want to find out something.

like hell (1) INFORMAL

You can say this to show that you don't believe something, or strongly doubt something.

like hell (2) INFORMAL

You can say this if you're refusing to allow something, or refusing to do something.

like I said INFORMAL

You can say this when you have to repeat what you've told someone because they haven't accepted it.

like it or not

You can say this when talking about a situation that can't be changed, even though you or someone else might like to change it.

like this | like so

You can say this when you're showing someone exactly how to do something.

long time no see

You can say this while greeting someone you haven't seen for a very long time.

look who's talking! INFORMAL

You can say this if someone's advice or opinion isn't supported by what they've done in their own life.

Contributor: Matt Errey