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It is enough to say this and no more, as in Suffice it to say that the judge was furious when the invitation was withdrawn.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 (that)...

(formal) used for saying that you could say much more about somebody/something but you do not want or need to: I won’t tell you all that was said at the meeting. Suffice it to say that they approved our plan.
Suffice it here means ‘it is enough’.
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Suffice it to say that the items the models were wearing were generally not large enough to fit their printed descriptions upon them.
I won't give away the best one, but suffice it to say that "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" will never sound the same again.
Suffice it to say that the cumulative effect is at once mind-bending, heartrending, and profound.
Suffice it to say that, with only 36 hours of rain over the course of the whole festival (an unheard of streak of good weather), it did seem like the gods were watching over this year's event.
MS: Suffice it to say that there's no reason for anybody to hold back on this.
Suffice it to say that scientists in the Pacific Northwest are seeing signs that the climate is changing, from melting glaciers to rising temperatures.
Suffice it to say that the animal rights groups turn out not to be responsible for the dolphin-napping, nor for the apparent murder of the team's Head of Operations.
Suffice it to say that Davis has plenty to work with when he sets out to prove that this is no place for humankind to make itself at home.
But suffice it to say that his proposals put the tax system back where it belongs -- a far simpler system that doesn't stray too far from common sense, and takes us where we need to go in light of the demographic and fiscal policy challenges that lie ahead.
Suffice it to say that Howard Thies' lights go to smoking red, and Chastain's gyrating and shimmying is a sensual purge, very much in character.
Suffice it to say that since then, things haven't been the same between my father and me.
Suffice it to say that the reader leaves A Civil Action convinced that a courtroom is almost never a logical place to go if you want to solve society's problems, even when justice is on your side.
Suffice it to say that assembling these two pieces is not the same as the big RBOC-to-RBOC mergers in recent years.
Suffice it to say that the good folks in McKinley (the movie's setting) will never win any safety awards, though anyone boarding a roller coaster through the bowels of Satan should possess the self-awareness to know what they're getting into.