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Meaning of “needless to say” in the English Dictionary

"needless to say" in British English

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needless to say

C1 as you would ​expect; ​added to, or used to ​introduce, a ​remark giving ​information that is ​expected and not ​surprising: Needless to say, he'll be off ​work for a while.
(Definition of needless to say from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"needless to say" in American English

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needless to say

obviously: Needless to say, because of the ​accident he won’t be at ​work for a while.
(Definition of needless to say from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “needless to say”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当然,不用说…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當然,不用說…
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