C2used to mean that something you are about to say is also true, for the same reasons as what has just been said: I don't think that prices will go up but, by the same token, I don't see them going down either.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and