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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 for someone or something

to be sufficient for someone or something. This serving will suffice for me. Did you get enough? Will this suffice for you?
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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It is enough to say this and no more, as in Suffice it to say that the judge was furious when the invitation was withdrawn.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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We say the one would have sufficed without the other, but in fact it would not.
The accusations sufficed to set off a wave of negative publicity otherwise unknown to this French cultural beacon.
In support of its conclusion that the sale qualified as an involuntary conversion, the Service stated that the threat or imminence of Conversion or both by the government sufficed for Sec.
But most researchers believed that each type of organism swallowed only organisms less advanced than itself and that a single organelle takeover sufficed over the evolutionary long run.
SRD held some personal significance to our founders, and sufficed as a working name during our development cycle," said Leslie Erickson, Adigida's VP of Marketing.
Heckl said one phone call to the Medical Board would have sufficed, since ``Barnes is pretty well known around there.