say when(redirected from say when!)
Tell me when to stop. Typically said when one is filling a container with something. I'll pour the cereal, you say when, OK?
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Inf. Tell me when I have given you enough of something, usually a liquid. (Sometimes answered simply with When.) Tom (pouring milk into Fred's glass): Say when, Fred. Fred: When. John: Do you want some more juice? Mary: Yes. John: Okay. Say when.
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say ˈwhenused to ask somebody to tell you when you should stop pouring a drink or serving food for them because they have enough
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