What would you say if (something were to happen)?

What would you say if (something were to happen)?

Used to gauge someone's reaction to some hypothetical future action, occurrence, or outcome. A: "Mom? What would you say if I told you I was thinking of dropping out?" B: "I would be absolutely livid." I know you had your heart set on going to Disneyworld this summer, but what would you say if we decided to go to Paris instead?
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What would you say if...?

an expression introducing a request for an opinion or a judgment. Bill: What would you say if I ate the last piece of cake? Bob: Go ahead. I don't care. Mary: What would you say if we left a little early? Sally: It's okay with me.
See also: say, what
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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