have something/nothing/much etc. to say for yourself


have something/nothing/much etc. to say for yourself
have something/nothing/much (etc.) to say for yourself
: to be able or unable to say something that explains what you are doing, have done, etc.

I asked him about school, but he didn't have much to say for himself.

Your teacher says you were caught cheating. What do you have to say for yourself?

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Main Entry:say

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have something/nothing/much to say for yourself — have something/nothing/much (etc.) to say for yourself : to be able or unable to say something that explains what you are doing, have done, etc. I asked him about school, but he didn t have much to say for himself. Your teacher says you were… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have nothing to say for yourself — have something/a lot/nothing/etc to say for yourself phrase to be fairly/​very/​not at all keen to talk, especially about yourself and your reasons for doing something He didn’t have a lot to say for himself. She’s always got far too much to say… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have something to say for yourself — have something/a lot/nothing/etc to say for yourself phrase to be fairly/​very/​not at all keen to talk, especially about yourself and your reasons for doing something He didn’t have a lot to say for himself. She’s always got far too much to say… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a lot to say for yourself — have something/a lot/nothing/etc to say for yourself phrase to be fairly/​very/​not at all keen to talk, especially about yourself and your reasons for doing something He didn’t have a lot to say for himself. She’s always got far too much to say… …   Useful 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 — 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*/*/*/ — [seɪ] (3rd person singular says [sez] ; past tense and past participle said [sed] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to express something using words ‘Pleased to meet you, he said with a smile.[/ex] ‘When s he coming back? ‘He didn t say. [/ex] The committee said …   Dictionary for writing and speaking 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 — 1 /seI/ verb past tense and past participle said /sed/ 3rd person singular says USE WORDS 1 WORD/SOUND (T) to pronounce a word or sound: “What did you say?” | “I m so tired” she said. | say hello/goodbye etc: She left without even saying goodbye …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — have1 W1S1 [v, əv, həv strong hæv] auxiliary v past tense and past participle had [d, əd, həd strong hæd] third person singular has [z, əz, həz strong hæz] [: Old English; Origin: habban] 1.) used with past participles to form ↑perfect tenses ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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