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say the word

To ask for help or for a favor. The phrase typically indicates one's willingness to help someone else on command. Just say the word and I'll be there, any time you need me.
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say the word

to give a signal to begin; to say yes or okay. I'm ready to start any time you say the word. We'll all shout "Happy Birthday!" when I say the word.
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say the word

give permission or instructions to do something.
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(just) say the ˈword

used to show that you are willing and ready to do something as soon as somebody asks: If you need any help, just say the word.
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The present version, which is a gross mistranslation, empties the response of its scriptural echoes, reading: "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed." The new text refers us to Luke 7:6-7, from which the words "come under my roof" (sub rectum meum) derive.
White was also told about the fate of young Christian children who were threatened with death if they don't say the words that they will follow Mohammed.
"I had to say the words I hated most, over and over, and it worked."
I heard of a young gymnast who said that in the training gym, she and her teammates were never allowed to say the words "I can't." If they struggled with a new skill, they could say, "I'm working on it," or "I have to get stronger," but never "I can't."
Say the words "down time" to any mining contractor, and one is guaranteed to see him cringe.
In the pages of a family newspaper I can't tell you what he said but let's just say the words used rhyme with "Joe" and "blob".
The actual explicit exercise of infallibility is rare in the church, but trust in it is present every time we say the words "I believe in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church."
Ohwa, tagu, siam." They needed to say the words faster in order for the chant to work.
Say the words "coal-powered engine," and images of men shoveling black rock into the fiery belly of a steam engine come to mind.
Administrators say the words and phrases are considered obscene under the college's sexual harassment policy.
"It helps them to speak more quickly because we say the words as we do the sign and they have already learned how to communicate.
CHARLES Kennedy did not say the words attributed to him about his ability to lead the Liberal Democrats (Page 2, September 22).
The book features a map of the continent of Africa and even offers a "how to say the words" section at the end of the book.