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let's just say

This page is about the conversational phrase let's just say

Meaning

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

For example

  • "Why isn't Michael at work this morning?"
    "Let's just say he had a bit too much fun last night."

  • "How did the meeting go?"
    "Let's just say it wasn't the most productive meeting I've ever been to."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Let's just say", it means they

a. won't tell the whole story

b. will tell the whole story

c. won't say anything

Contributor: Matt Errey