Meaning of suffice to say in English:

suffice to say

(also suffice it to say)

phrase

  • Used to indicate that one is saying enough to make one's meaning clear while withholding something for reasons of discretion or brevity.

    ‘suffice to say, he doesn't scare easily’
    • ‘suffice it to say that they were not considered suitable for this project’
    • ‘I don't need to know why Mom calls him that, suffice to say she has her reasons.’
    • ‘I shall draw a discreet veil over the rest of that day but suffice it to say that a jolly time was had by all.’
    • ‘Let it suffice to say that in our land, whatever the reason, a warrior carries two swords at his belt.’
    • ‘I think I've already complained in great detail about the coverage, so suffice to say, I won't be sleeping tonight.’
    • ‘In the meantime, suffice to say that all those ‘lady’ birds earn their keep by laying oodles of eggs for Farmer Brown.’
    • ‘Now don't ask us what that means, suffice to say, everyone, the award-winners included, had great time that evening.’
    • ‘I won't go into detail, suffice to say that when you put a lock through the brake disc to slow down thieves, it is best removed before riding away.’
    • ‘There are many reasons why the high-rise flats of Glasgow and other cities failed, but suffice to say, people are not that fond of living in them.’
    • ‘In fact, I don't think it would be appropriate, but suffice to say there's now a large number of inquiries that we'll have to make.’
    • ‘This is not the week to speculate on who will go and who will stay but suffice to say that there will be a considerable number of new faces at the showgrounds next season.’