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suffice (it) to say

FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase suffice (it) to say

Meaning

You can say this if you won't be describing something in detail.

For example

  • All he said to reporters when leaving the meeting was, "Suffice to say we're very disappointed with the government's decision."

  • The Defence Minister said, "Suffice it to say I'm very proud of our armed forces, and these allgations of torture are completely unfounded."

Quick Quiz

You can say "Suffice to say" if you're giving

a. a detailed account

b. a brief summary

c. a full report

Contributor: Matt Errey