What would you say if...?

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?
See also: if, say, what
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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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