One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that one is saying enough to make one's meaning clear while withholding something for reasons of discretion or brevity.‘suffice it to say that they were not considered suitable for this project’
- ‘I won't go into detail, suffice to say that when you put a lock through the brake disc to slow down thieves, it is best removed before riding away.’
- ‘I shall draw a discreet veil over the rest of that day but suffice it to say that a jolly time was had by all.’
- ‘Now don't ask us what that means, suffice to say, everyone, the award-winners included, had great time that evening.’
- ‘Let it suffice to say that in our land, whatever the reason, a warrior carries two swords at his belt.’
- ‘This is not the week to speculate on who will go and who will stay but suffice to say that there will be a considerable number of new faces at the showgrounds next season.’
- ‘I think I've already complained in great detail about the coverage, so suffice to say, I won't be sleeping tonight.’
- ‘In the meantime, suffice to say that all those ‘lady’ birds earn their keep by laying oodles of eggs for Farmer Brown.’
- ‘I don't need to know why Mom calls him that, suffice to say she has her reasons.’
- ‘There are many reasons why the high-rise flats of Glasgow and other cities failed, but suffice to say, people are not that fond of living in them.’
- ‘In fact, I don't think it would be appropriate, but suffice to say there's now a large number of inquiries that we'll have to make.’
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