suffice it to say


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suffice (it) to say

In short; in summary; it is enough to say. Often followed by "that." I won't go into the details of our conversation, but suffice it to say that Bob won't be coming back on Monday. There were a lot of unexpected hurdles in the application process, and the whole thing turned out to be a lot more complex than we anticipated. Anyway, suffice to say, we were granted planning permission for the new office in the end.
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suffice it to say

It is enough to say this and no more, as in Suffice it to say that the judge was furious when the invitation was withdrawn. [Late 1600s]
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suffice it to say

It should be enough to state the following. This phrase, indicating that what follows is all that should be said about something, dates from the seventeenth century. John Dryden used it in St. Evremont’s Miscellaneous Essays (1692): “It suffices to say that Xanthippus becoming the manager of affairs, altered extremely the Carthaginian Army.”
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Suffice it to say that the results, as of this writing at least, suggest an almost total indifference to the basics of graphic design, never mind the demands of the public space.
Suffice it to say that in 1989 a strain of Ebola, the more terrifying of the two diseases, found its way into a Reston, Virginia, warehouse via a shipment of monkeys from the Philippines, causing a mild panic within the medical community.
Suffice it to say, the nuptial has been an unqualified success.
Suffice it to say that since then, things haven't been the same between my father and me.
Suffice it to say that if the future of my party lies with these three, then make mine vanilla.
Peter Schjeldahl actually claims him as "my hero" in a jacket blurb, while Christopher Knight, in another, displays only the faintest punitive streak in extolling this "immensely important little book." As for me, suffice it to say that I'll read anything he writes.
It wouldn't be fair to give too much away, but suffice it to say that the usual sort of suddenly revealed secrets is made spicier by the revelation of a lesbian affair or two.
Suffice it to say that no outside agency has estimated what the program would cost, and USDA doesn't seem to want them to.
Suffice it to say that both intellectually and imaginatively, Mailer was shaped by the fifties, that oft-maligned period extending from 1946 until roughly 1968--not coincidentally his own creative annus mirabilus.
Suffice it to say that despite their vows to the contrary, these ultramodern lovebirds could no more keep from quarreling than Lucy Ricardo could keep from breaking any promise she made to Ricky.
"Suffice it to say that even the love interest character played by Mark Feuerstein is someone who in the course of the film has to struggle with his own sexual identity.
"Suffice it to say, we will continue to aggressively market to [gays and lesbians]."
Suffice it to say that neither writer's lurid representation of queer life will be garnering them any GLAAD Media Awards.