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"say-so" in British English

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say-sonoun [S]

uk   /ˈseɪ.səʊ/  us   /-soʊ/ informal
  • say-so noun [S] (STATEMENT)

a ​statement made by someone without ​proof: Don't just ​believe it on my say-so - ​find out for yourself.
(Definition of say-so from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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say-sonoun [U]

 us   /ˈseɪˌsoʊ/ infml
authority or ​approval to do something: A coach’s ​responsibility is to have the ​final say-so on any ​subject.
(Definition of say-so from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “say-so”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声明, 随便的一说,无根据的断言…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲明, 隨便說說,無根據的斷言…
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