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needless to say

It is so obvious that it doesn't need to be said, but.... Needless to say, I should have spent more time on the report, but I just didn't have it.
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needless to say

obviously Needless to say, I'm excited to be back.
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needless to say

Very likely or obvious, self-evident, as in Needless to say, the availability of assault weapons is closely connected with crime. Although nonsensical at first glance (if unnecessary to say, why say it?), this phrase is generally used for emphasis. It originated as needless to speak in the early 1500s. Also see go without (saying).
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Needless to say after 25 years as visitors, we will not be returning to Cyprus.
I would suggest that it should be considered morally wrong for people working in the public sector to cause needless injury to people in their care, and then to leave those injured people to try to fend for themselves afterwards.
Height of fashion: Denim jacket pounds 90, T-shirt pounds 25 and trousers pounds 60 from Disorder, Needless Alley, Birmingham, with shoes pounds 80 from Simms Footwear, in Great Western Arcade, Birmingham.
Stephen Shaw QC, for Mr Boyd, told the High Court: "We are anxious not to incur needless expenses and not to incur needless delay.
BERWICK boss Jimmy Crease reckons a needless own-goal from defender Graham Guy cost his side any chance of a win.
Needless Alley, however, stands out as different from the rest.
Rock group Needless are in the running for website My Space's top band competition.
We hope their findings help prevent any more needless loss of life because of negligent construction practices.
Needless to say, the family's annual Christmas letter will be a little confusing this year.
When Butler investigated a double fatality train accident, he uncovered corruption and incompetence leading to needless deaths, yet was stymied at every turn by greedy and bureaucratic interests as he struggled to defend the public.
Needless to say, even though Five Years Of 4th Genre contains a wealth of worthwhile and genuine literary criticism, it is a fun and easy read.
Needless to say, the cost of these trips is concealed from stockholders with accounting devices worthy of Enron.
You don "t want to make needless trips lugging , weapons to DS or DOL.
Needless to say, Cotler denied that political considerations influence who presides over Canadian courts (Nat.
Needless to say, you would spill the material everywhere, and it's a fairly toxic material, so material data sheets are important.