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if you ask me

This page is about the conversational phrase if you ask me

Meaning

You can say this when giving your opinion about something.

For example

  • "Why is she marrying him?"
    "For love, if you ask me. But some people think it's just the money."

  • "But what causes all these problems?"
    "If you ask me, it's greed... greed for money, greed for power. Greed for status, even."

Quick Quiz

You can say "If you ask me" when you're

a. offering to help

b. stating the facts

c. saying what you think

Contributor: Matt Errey