What can I say?

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What can I say?

A phrase used to emphasize the fact that one is unable to explain, excuse, or clarify something any further. The word "more" is often used between "what" and "can" when the phrase comes after someone's explanation or excuse. A: "And then you just took the money without asking?" B: "It was a dumb, selfish thing to do, and I'm sorry! What more can I say?" A: "How on earth did you get an A- without studying for the exam?" B: "What can I say? I'm just that good!"
See also: can, what
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

What can I say?

Inf. I have no explanation or excuse. What do you expect me to say? (See also What do you want me to say?) Bill: Why on earth did you lose that big order? Sally: What can I say? I'm sorry! Bob: You're going to have to act more aggressive if you want to make sales. You're just too timid. Tom: What can I say? I am what I am.
See also: can, what
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

What can I say?

interj. I’m speechless.; I can’t explain.; What more can I say?; What do you want me to say?; I’m speechless. So, I dented your car. I’m sorry. What can I say?
See also: can, what
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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