Definition of they say in English:

they say

phrase

  • It is rumoured.

    ‘they say he's ruthless and unscrupulous’
    • ‘Both have company pensions, but buying abroad is something anyone can do, they say.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly, they say, new technology will mean big changes in the ways films are watched and made.’
    • ‘As they say, you can take the girl out of India but you can't take India out of the girl.’
    • ‘But all good things come to those who wait, so they say, and now that wait is over.’
    • ‘Well you know what they say about some people having more money than sense.’
    • ‘It's true what they say, a little adversity can turn a city of strangers into a small town.’
    • ‘Cultural neglect, they say, reflects social neglect, and it becomes a vicious circle.’
    • ‘A room either has style or it doesn't and they say you either have style or you don't.’
    • ‘Like they say, there are stranger things in heaven and earth than we can imagine.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the world, so they say, there's a perfect love match for everyone.’
    be reported, be thought, be believed, be alleged, be rumoured, be reputed, be put about
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