who can say? | who knows?
This page is about the conversational phrase who can say? | who knows?
You can say this if no-one knows the answer to a question, esp. one about the future.
- "Do you think oil prices will go up?"
"Who can say? It depends on many factors?"
- "How long will the storm last?"
"Who knows? It could be five minutes or it could be an hour."
Also "who can tell?"
You can say "Who can say?" or "Who knows?" after which question?
Contributor: Matt Errey