sad to say
This page is about the conversational phrase sad to say
You can say this when describing something that's unfortunate or disappointing.
- "How's Ivan's sister doing?"
"She's back in hospital, sad to say."
- "Will our children be better off than us?"
"Probably not, sad to say. They'll be poorer and their lives will be harder."
Synonym of "unfortunately"
Dave said, "Jim's in jail, sad to say." Dave is probably
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