if you insist

This page is about the conversational phrase if you insist


You can say this if you agree to do something because someone's insisting you do it.

For example

  • "You have to tell the police!"
    "Very well, if you insist."

  • "This ice-cream's amazing! You've got to try it!"
    "I really shouldn't, but if you insist."

Often used humorously to make it appear that you don't really want what you're being offered, as in "Would you like another drink?" "Well, if you insist."

Quick Quiz

Jessica said, "If you insist." Frank had

a. forgotten to drive her home

b. offered to drive her home

c. agreed to drive her home

Contributor: Matt Errey