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Who's to say?

1. No one really knows (to truth about or answer to something). A: "What does the future hold, now that you've left the music industry?" B: "Who's to say, really? I've always been interested in writing a novel, so I may pursue that." A: "Why on earth have they decided to go this route with the new software?" B: "Who's to say what convoluted analytics they employ to come up with their new designs?"
2. According to whose authority? Who's to say I can't take another holiday already? I have the days to take, and it doesn't conflict with anyone else in the office. I know we've had a tough season so far, but who's to say we can't go all the way and win the championship?

who’s to ˈsay (...)?

(spoken) used to say that something might happen or might have happened in a particular way, because nobody really knows: Who’s to say we wouldn’t have succeeded if we’d had more time?
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"They both claim the head money given by the lodge for the shooting of old man Crabbe over at Stylestown, and who's to say which fired the bullet?"
But they do have back-up to the striker in Fernando Llorente left), and who's to say he won't score a hatful in the next few weeks?
Choosing wisely could lead to triumph while taking the wrong path could end in disaster -- but who's to say what's "right" and "wrong," anyway?
Lisa Thomas Who's to say there's gonna be any difference?
"But I can't really complain about it, he's had a great run and I've loved every second of it - who's to say he could have another few months in him and who's to say he could die next month?"
The country is coming together, but Westminster is not" Prime Minister Theresa May, calling for a general election on June 8 "Brave - and right" Former prime minister David Cameron's reaction to the news "There may be a time and a place for the 'stiff upper lip', but not at the expense of your health" The Duke of Cambridge, saying he wants his children to feel able to express their emotions "I have quite a strong moral background that I suppose I was flouting, but who's to say people shouldn't have affairs?
Things may well be unsettled for a while but who's to say what the situation would have been if the vote had gone the other way?
Who's to say that the Redcar steelworks weren't deliberately closed down as part of a bigger picture?
But who's to say they can't be members in an English set-up as well?"
wounded bird who's to say what's grace and what's cruelty
Gatland has backed the rookie - and who's to say it won't prove a masterstroke?
If we have to ask the company to apologise for hurting Ishant and his fans' feelings today, who's to say tomorrow's ad about Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi will have to come down too?
Losing CCFC would be a blow to the city, and the way Sisu are behaving who's to say we won't still lose it, and end up with a huge burden on the people of Coventry?
Though some will surely see Palminteri's work as irreverent, blogger Ian Brooks says of the art, "Invoking the same reverence through stories passed down for decades, who's to say comic book heroes don't bear the same spiritual power as saints, passed down to us by some form of higher creative force?"
But who's to say that won't be the point that keeps us up "I'm very confident.