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let's say

Used to introduce a suggestion, example, estimation, or speculation. I'd sell you the car for, let's say, $2,000. Let's say I agree to give you the loan—what assurances do I have that I'll get my money back in full?
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let's say

introduces an estimate or a speculation. I need about—let's say—twenty pounds. Let's say I go over and talk to him. What do you think?
See also: say

let us say...

used when making a suggestion or giving an example: I can let you have it for, well let’s say £100.
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Let's say she listened to a few silent, salient wisps:
Let's say you're the folks at Mazda, where global demand for the Mazda3 outstrips supply by approximately 100,000 units per year.
But somehow it seems a little more embarrassing for a priest who, let's say, absolves someone of their "fish" (pescados) instead of their "sins" (pecados).
Let's say, for example, that a taxpayer disposes of land and building property he has owned for six years with a value of $3 million and an adjusted basis of $1 million.
More specifically, when we mean government grants and contracts to religious groups, let's say so.
Whereas in the past, let's say 40 years ago, the graduation rate at many colleges would have been higher, we also must understand that the demographics of the students enrolling in these schools was very different.
Let's say a man then sorts the bin out for the first time in 15 years.
Let's say it's Friday in Vienna and your next appointment is 9 AM Monday in Paris.
Depending on how they're configured, the resulting experience will suggest a whirlwind of autumn leaves, let's say, or, in the words of one artwork label, a cross section of a pond seen seconds before being pelted by a hot pink rainfall.
Let's say you're a high school senior and you get a gift certificate to Target, but you don't shop at Target.
Let's say I'm enjoying the single life." SIGNING OFF Kevin's a Sagittarius.
"If I go from high-intensity combat to, let's say, humanitarian aid later on, I can now say, 'OK, I need a pediatric unit,'" he concluded.
Let's say you're a couple of frat boys out on a midnight beer run.
"You could have the transition take place at a different pace in different places", Grossman says, adding: "Let's say you would go to the ministry of health, and the bureaucracy there has not been that perverted by this regime as maybe the ministry of weapons of mass destruction has".