say that for someone


say that for someone
say this/that/for someone phrase
used for admitting that someone who you do not approve of has a good quality

I’ll say this for her: she’s never lied to me.

He’s very clever: you have to say that for him.

Thesaurus: words used to describe someone's personalityhyponym general words for a person's charactersynonym
Main entry: say

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • say this for someone — say this/that/for someone phrase used for admitting that someone who you do not approve of has a good quality I’ll say this for her: she’s never lied to me. He’s very clever: you have to say that for him. Thesaurus: words used to describe someone …   Useful english dictionary

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  • not for someone to do something — not for (someone) to do something : not the right or duty of (someone) to do something It is not for you to say that she can t go. [=it is not appropriate for you to say she can t go; you cannot decide that she cannot go] • • • Main Entry: ↑for …   Useful english dictionary

  • you can say that again — (informal) You are absolutely right, I agree entirely • • • Main Entry: ↑say * * * you can say that again spoken phrase used for expressing strong agreement with what someone has said ‘This is so boring!’ ‘You can say that again!’ Thesaurus: ways …   Useful english dictionary

  • the knives are out for someone — the knives are out (for someone) used to say that people are ready to blame or punish someone for something often in a way that is unfair They lost yet another important game, and now the knives are out for their coach. • • • Main Entry: ↑knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • you can say that again — spoken used for expressing strong agreement with what someone has said This is so boring! You can say that again! …   English dictionary

  • say — say1 [ seı ] (3rd person singular says [ sez ] ; past tense and past participle said [ sed ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 express something using words ▸ 2 have opinion ▸ 3 mean something ▸ 4 give information/orders ▸ 5 show what someone/something is like ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • say — say1 W1S1 [seı] v past tense and past participle said [sed] third person singular says [sez] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(express something in words)¦ 2¦(give information)¦ 3¦(mean)¦ 4¦(think that something is true)¦ 5¦(show/be a sign of something)¦ 6¦(speak the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • say — I UK [seɪ] / US verb Word forms say : present tense I/you/we/they say he/she/it says UK [sez] / US present participle saying past tense said UK [sed] / US past participle said *** Get it right: say: Unlike the verb tell, the verb say is never… …   English dictionary

  • say — [[t]se̱d[/t]] ♦ saying, said 1) VERB When you say something, you speak words. [V with quote] I m sorry, he said... [V that] She said they were very impressed... [be V ed to inf] Fo …   English dictionary