I must say


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I must say

Used to introduce and emphasize one's opinion. I must say, Mrs. Robinson, you are looking exceptionally gorgeous this evening. If that is his explanation, then, I must say, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
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I ˈmust say

(spoken) used to emphasize an opinion: Well, I must say, that’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all week.
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