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like I said

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase like I said

Meaning

You can say this when you have to repeat what you've told someone because they haven't accepted it.

For example

  • Alfie tried asking her out again, but she said, "Thanks Alfie, but like I said, I'm not ready to date yet."

  • Linda asked again the next day, but her boss still refused to give her time off. "I understand, Linda, but like I said, it's not a good time just now."

Quick Quiz

You can say "Like I said, I'm not interested" if you're

a. refusing a first offer

b. refusing a better offer

c. refusing a repeated offer

Contributor: Matt Errey