Meaning of “say-so” in the English Dictionary

"say-so" in British English

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say-sonoun [ S ]

uk /ˈseɪ.səʊ/ us /ˈseɪ.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)

"say-so" in American English

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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)

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