Definition of say the word in US English:

say the word

phrase

  • Give permission or instructions to do something.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘It's not far from here, but if you get tired, just say the word and I can carry you!’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And if there is anything else I can help you with, just say the word.’
    • ‘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.’