sayin

(Do you) know what I'm saying?

Do you understand what I'm saying or alluding to? I feel bad canceling plans with people, but I've just been so exhausted lately. Do you know what I saying? If Jen didn't come home last night, I bet she and Bill were preoccupied with some extracurricular activities—know what I'm sayin'?
See also: know, what

(I'm) just saying

A phrase used to assert that one is just offering their opinion, especially if the listener may be offended by it. I'm just saying, your husband could help clean up after dinner. That's all.
See also: just, saying

I hear what you're saying

I acknowledge what you have said and am sympathetic to it. The phrase is sometimes used as a prelude to disagreeing with what has been said. I hear what you're saying, honey. I know you're in a lot of pain right now. I hear what you're saying, but we just can't afford to make any big changes like that at this time.
See also: hear, saying, what
References in classic literature ?
Next he'll be sayin' she's crazy an' puttin' her away in the asylum.
"Seein' you love your sister so much better than your wife, wby did you want to marry me, that's borne your children for you, an' slaved for you, an' toiled for you, an' worked her fingernails off for you, with no thanks, an 'insultin' me before the children, an' sayin' I'm crazy to their faces.
Then, aloud, she said doggedly: "See here, Miss Pollyanna, I ain't sayin' that I'll play it very well, and I ain't sayin' that I know how, anyway; but I'll play it with ye, after a fashion--I just will, I will!"
Shame on yehs, Jimmie Johnson, for sayin' such a t'ing teh yer own mudder--teh yer own mudder!
"I suppose you'll be sayin' next that he can lick Ward," Kelly snapped.
I'm not sayin' nothing about book-makers an' frame-ups that sometimes happen.
"Chil'en!" he said, "I'm afeard you don't know what ye're sayin'.
"Dar an't no sayin'," said Sam; "gals is pecular; they never does nothin' ye thinks they will; mose gen'lly the contrary.
"That's it, Miss Christie; that's just what I was sayin' to the boys.
'em putt'n dey han's up 'fo' dey eyes en sayin' to David and Goliah en dem yuther prophets, 'Dat chile is dress' to indelicate fo' dis place.'"
I was all tuckered out tryin' to mislead 'em and deceive 'em and sidetrack 'em; but the minute I got where I wa'n't put under a microscope by day an' a telescope by night and had myself TO myself without sayin' `By your leave,' I begun to pick up.
There tha' stands sayin' tha' doesn't like this one an' tha' doesn't like that one.
He began t' peck at Jack's elbow, an' he ses: 'Say, where 's th' road t' th' river?' An' Jack, he never paid no attention, an' th' feller kept on a-peckin' at his elbow an' sayin': 'Say, where 's th' road t' th' river?' Jack was a-lookin' ahead all th' time tryin' t' see th' Johnnies comin' through th' woods, an' he never paid no attention t' this big fat feller fer a long time, but at last he turned
"I ain't sayin' anything against Londoners," said Cloke, self-appointed clerk of the outer works, consulting engineer, head of the immigration bureau, and superintendent of woods and forests; "but your own people won't go about to make more than a fair profit out of you."
Take no thought for the morrow--take no thought--that's what thee't allays sayin'; an' what comes on't?