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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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I should use the recollection of this revulsion at saying the words to make me more determined to behave so that those words do not belong to me.
I want John Williams' big orchestral score, with a trumpet fanfare almost saying the words SUPER-MAN!
"I've beaten last season's 20 and hopefully now we can stop saying the words 'relegation battle'."