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(I'd be) happy to (do something)
Glad or eager to do something. Sure, I'd be happy to help! What do you need? Always happy to help.
See also: happy
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you
humorous If I told you this extremely confidential or sensitive piece of information, I'd have to kill you to ensure that you don't share it with anyone else. Sure, I know who really stole the test answers, and I could tell you—but then I’d have to kill you. A: "I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you." B: "Well then, I guess I'll never know the big secret, huh?"
I wish I'd said that
An expression usually of admiration for another's cleverness or disappointment that one didn't say such a thing oneself. Oh man, that's a great comeback—I wish I'd said that! I wish I'd said that, but no, I stammered like an idiot instead.
I'd like you to meet (someone)
A phrase used when introducing two people. Hey, come here—I'd like you to meet my co-worker Janet. Elizabeth, I'd like you to meet my mom.
I'd (just) as soon (do something)
I would like to or would rather do something. Often used when one is faced with several options. It would be nice to live somewhere else, but I would just as soon go to a local college, so that I can stay close to my family. I'd just as soon stay home tonight—is that all right?
See also: soon
I'd bet money (on something)
I'm so confident that I am right (or that you are wrong) that I'm willing to bet on it. Oh, with your GPA, you're definitely going to be named valedictorian—I'd bet money on it.
I'd like to have a word with you
I'd like to talk to you, perhaps to issue a warning or reprimand. A: "Aunt Karen let me have ice cream for dinner!" B: "Is that so? Karen, I'd like to have a word with you."
I'd like a word with you
I'd like to talk to you, perhaps to issue a warning or reprimand. A: "Aunt Karen let me have ice cream for dinner!" B: "Is that so? Karen, I'd like a word with you."
I'd like to speak to (someone)
A request to talk to someone in particular. I'd like to speak to your supervisor. A: "I'd like to speak to Josh." B: "He's not available right now—can I take a message?"
I'd like to speak to (someone), please
A request to talk to someone in particular. I'd like to speak to your supervisor, please. A: "I'd like to speak to Josh, please." B: "He's not available right now—can I take a message?"
I'd rather face a firing squad than (do something)
I really do not want to (do something). A firing squad is a group of people assigned to execute someone by gunfire. The phrase hyperbolically implies that the speaker would rather face a gruesome death than do what is being discussed. I'd rather face a firing squad than do another presentation for the board. Last time, they found an error in my report and screamed at me for it.
I wish I'd said that.
a comment of praise or admiration for someone's clever remark. Mary: The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Sue: I wish I'd said that. Mary: I wish I'd said it first. John: Tom is simply not able to see through the airy persiflage of Mary's prolix declamation. Jane: I wish I'd said that. John: I'm sorry I did.
1. n. some kind of identification card. (Initialism.) Can you show me an ID?
2. tv. to determine the identity of someone; to check someone for a valid identification card. The cops IDed the driver in less than thirty minutes.