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sorry to say

This page is about the conversational phrase sorry to say

Meaning

You can say this when telling someone something that might disappoint or inconvience them.

For example

  • "You didn't get the job, sorry to say, but thanks again for applying."

  • "We can't afford to give you a bonus this year, I'm sorry to say."

Quick Quiz

Sayoko was glad when her nasty teacher said, "Sorry to say

a. I won't be teaching you anymore."

b. your English has hardly improved."

c. you've failed another vocab exam."

Contributor: Matt Errey