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let's see | let me see (1)

This page is about the conversational phrase let's see | let me see (1)

Meaning

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

For example

  • After she'd answered my question, our lecturer looked down at her notes and said, "Let's see. Where was I?"

  • "What are we doing tomorrow, Mum?"
    "Well, let me see. We could go to the pool, or ride our bikes in the park."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Let's see" or "Let me see", they could be

a. telling you look at something

b. deciding what to say next

c. having trouble seeing

Contributor: Matt Errey