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It is enough to say this and no more, as in Suffice it to say that the judge was furious when the invitation was withdrawn.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

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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References in classic literature ?
The conversation which now ensued was pleasant enough; and with which, had it happened earlier in our history, we would have entertained our reader; but as we have now leisure only to attend to what is very material, it shall suffice to say that matters being entirely adjusted as to the afternoon visit Mr Western again returned home.
To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
All acknowledged that he might worthily demand the hand of the fair maiden to whose father he had been "faithful unto death;" and, as my tale is not of love, it shall suffice to say that in the space of a few months Reuben became the husband of Dorcas Malvin.
The history of this fine fellow would take up too much time just now; let it suffice to say that Roustan is a thoroughbred barb from the Atlas mountains, and a Barbary horse is as good as an Arab.
Suffice to say that the road to Slovak citizenship is thorny, to say the least, for all those who do not fare very well in sports.Fortunately, most jobs that remain vacant in Slovakia today do not have Slovak citizenship as a requirement.
Suffice to say that we've been impressed with Claude Puel and the way he has breathed new life into Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in recent weeks.
He said it was suffice to say that some people in enmity towards the minister were victim to such level of degradation.
It's as much about love and moving on in life as it is about a marriage's failure and gruesome results: hard to define, suffice to say that it's an intriguing story indeed.
Suffice to say that organisers at the second Test at Headingley, which starts on Friday, should not be expecting to shift too much of the bubbly stuff at that price in Leeds.
In an effort to keep the entire dialogue in its proper context, (and George Gervin does not require too much English to justify his nickname), suffice to say that George Gervin was the first and only Iceman, and everyone since is just an imitator - plagiarising a nickname because they couldn't come up with an original one of their own.
Bates said: "Suffice to say that the exclusivity period granted to the original would-be investor have now lapsed, but we are continuing talks with the same people."
Suffice to say that we have a strong business strategy which we are committed to following and which we believe will reap benefits for the club and its supporters over the years to come.
"Suffice to say that were it true, it would be us that announces it, not a gossip magazine," Us Weekly quoted the couple's rep as saying.
"While I cannot speak to specific actions which will be taken with any individual, suffice to say that this type of conduct cannot go unaddressed."
Suffice to say that this young man, a keen horror fan, was so overawed at meeting his heroes that he lost control of several bodily functions, including speech.