A chef says: "I don't accept easy challenges. I'll say that much"
What is the meaning of "I'll say that much"?
Thanks a lot.
Last edited by billmcd; 28-Jun-2010 at 22:18. Reason: typo
You mean "I won't say more"?
Sometimes a person will add "I'll say that much" to the end of a statement to indicate that the rest of your sentence is a gross understatement.
For example, after watching a very sad, depressing film like Schindler's List or The Color Purple, a critic might begin his review by saying "Well, it wasn't the feel-good movie of the year, I'll say that much."
Or "I'll say that much" might be added to a sentence as a humorous way to add some sort of positive "spin" or optimism to an overall negative situation:
A judge commenting on a particularly bad, off-key singer during auditions for a talent competition:
"He was dressed very well, I'll say that much."