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make a statement

1. To create, indicate, or communicate a certain kind of impression, idea, or mood. I chose such loud, clashing colors because I want the exhibit to really make a statement about the chaos of commercialism. Your outfit makes a statement about you to a potential employer before you have the chance to utter a single word.
2. To give one's formal account of events to police or investigators. As a matter of procedure, you'll be asked to come down to the station and make a statement about the robbery.
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I guess not.

 and (I) don't think so.; I expect not.; I suppose not.; I suspect not.; I think not.
a vague statement of negation. (More polite or gentle than simply saying no. Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bill: It's almost too late to go to the movie. Shall we try anyway? Mary: I guess not. Tom: Will it rain? Mary: I 'spect not.
See also: guess, not

make a statement

Create a certain impression; communicate an idea or mood without using words. For example, The furnishings here make a statement about the company. [Mid-1900s]
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To address this issue, the FASB issued Statement 133 Implementation Issue No.
472(c), a taxpayer may only elect LIFO if he does not use any other method to compute income, profit or loss for the first tax year for which the LIFO method is used for the purpose of a report or statement covering that tax year "to shareholders, partners, other proprietors, or beneficiaries, or for credit purposes.
In the President's Page (January/ February 2006), Colleen Cunningham asserted that general-purpose financial statements are trying to do too much.
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However, if a parent files Form 1120 and any group member files Form 1120-PC or 1120-L, that member may either (1) fully complete Schedule M-3 in the same way as it filed Form 1120; or (2) complete Schedule M-3 by including the sum of all differences between the member's income statement net income (or loss) and taxable income (differences).
Public entities (other than those filing as small business issuers) will be required to apply Statement 123(R) as of the first interim or annual reporting period that begins after June 15, 2005.
The encyclical Humanae vitae and the Winnipeg Statement do not say the same thing.
For our purposes, a mission statement is a declaration of an organization's central, defining purpose; its raison d'etre, its reason for being.
Statement analysis provides insight into a statement that identifies areas for further investigation, thereby lending itself to helping law enforcement officers plan future subject interviews and ongoing investigations.
In these circumstances, mission statements have incredible power because every decision, action and thought that goes into the turnaround process flows from and is linked to the mission statement.
By issuing these policy statement, the agencies have recognized that uncertainty does exist.