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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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He called on Obama to resign because of his failure to say the words "radical Islam," which was preposterous.
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.
Say the words "down time" to any mining contractor, and one is guaranteed to see him cringe.
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.
Say the words "coal-powered engine," and images of men shoveling black rock into the fiery belly of a steam engine come to mind.
But I guess if they put us together, they'd have to say the words |homosexual couple.