Definition of they say in English:

they say


  • It is rumoured.

    ‘they say he's ruthless and unscrupulous’
    • ‘Both have company pensions, but buying abroad is something anyone can do, they say.’
    • ‘Like they say, there are stranger things in heaven and earth than we can imagine.’
    • ‘Cultural neglect, they say, reflects social neglect, and it becomes a vicious circle.’
    • ‘As they say, you can take the girl out of India but you can't take India out of the girl.’
    • ‘Undoubtedly, they say, new technology will mean big changes in the ways films are watched and made.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A room either has style or it doesn't and they say you either have style or you don't.’
    • ‘It's true what they say, a little adversity can turn a city of strangers into a small town.’
    • ‘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
    be described, be asserted
    apparently, seemingly, it seems that, it appears that, by all accounts, rumour has it, the rumour is
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