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Conversational Phrases/M

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

make it snappy INFORMAL

You can say this if you want someone to do something quickly.

make no mistake

You can say this to emphasize that you mean what you're saying, esp. when warning or threatening somebody.

make yourself comfortable FORMAL

You can use this to politely tell a client or visitor to sit down after they've arrived.

make yourself useful

You can use this to tell someone to stop wasting time and do something useful.

many happy returns

This is used to wish someone happiness on their birthday.

mark my words

You can say this if you want someone to listen carefully, esp. if you're warning them or predicting the future.

me neither INFORMAL

You can say this if someone makes a negative statement that's also true for you.

me too INFORMAL

You can say this if someone makes a positive statement that's also true for you.

might as well | may as well

You can say this if you think, or agree, that something is the best thing to do given the situation you're in.

mind you

You can say this if you're moderating what you've just said to make it less strong, or if you're adding a warning.

more's the pity

You can say this if you're disappointed that something's true, or disappointed that something's happened or will happen.

much obliged FORMAL

You can say this if you want to thank somebody very politely or formally.

mum's the word INFORMAL

You can say this to let someone know that what you've told them is a secret, and they mustn't tell anyone.

my goodness | my goodness me

This is an old-fashioned way of expressing surprise.

my lips are sealed

You can say this if you're promising not to tell anyone a secret.

my pleasure

This is a polite thing to say after someone has thanked you for helping them.

my sentiments exactly

You can say this if you completely agree with someone's opinion.

Contributor: Matt Errey