One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give permission or instructions to do something.
- ‘When you feel it's the right time to go home, just say the word.’
- ‘All you have to do is say the word, Alan, and you'll have the party's support.’
- ‘The minute he says the word, the throne is yours.’
- ‘Look, Trista, if you don't want me to be here then just say the word.’
- ‘‘It's not far from here, but if you get tired, just say the word and I can carry you!’’
- ‘Well, I suppose they were waiting for you to say the word, but it seems like they're already willing to go.’
- ‘I'll ignore my father's wishes for you, Tristan - just say the word and I won't marry Philip.’
- ‘And if there is anything else I can help you with, just say the word.’
- ‘Whenever you have had enough, just say the word.’
- ‘Just say the word and I'll open this door, beginning an incredible journey full of mystery, excitement, ninjas, laser guns, and sights that no man has ever seen.’
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