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needless to say

This page is about the conversational phrase needless to say

Meaning

You can say this if what you're telling someone is obvious, or they should already know it.

For example

  • "How did Daniel react when he won?"
    "He was really excited, needless to say."

  • "Needless to say, the workers will be very upset when they hear about these wage cuts."

Quick Quiz

You can say "Needless to say" if what you're saying is

a. not very important

b. obviously wrong

c. obviously true

Contributor: Matt Errey