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    I'll say that much

    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.

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    Re: I'll say that much

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    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.
    I'll say this/that much" = To say something in brief or at a minimum.
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    Re: I'll say that much

    You mean "I won't say more"?

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    Re: I'll say that much

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    You mean "I won't say more"?
    Some examples:

    He was never on time for his job, but I'll say this much, he knew how to manage accounts.

    I'm not a fan of soccer, but I'll say this much, the players are in excellent condition.

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    Re: I'll say that much

    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."

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    Re: I'll say that much

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    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."

    THANKS A LOT. IT WAS REALLY HELPFUL!!!! :)

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