Before you can say Jack Robinson - The term Jack Robinson represents 'a short amount of time'. When you do something before you can say Jack Robinson, you do it very quickly.
Before you can say knife - (UK) If something happens before you can say knife, it happens very quickly.
Never say die - When someone says "Never Say Die", it means that you shouldn't give up hope.
Say uncle - (USA) If you say uncle, you admit defeat. ('Cry uncle' is an alternative form.)
Say when - People say this when pouring a drink as a way of telling you to tell them when there's enough in your glass.
Say-so - If you do something on someone else's say-so, you do it on the authority, advice or recommendation.
Saying is one thing; doing is another - It's harder to do something than it is to say that you will do it.
You can say that again - If you want to agree strongly with what someone has said, you can say 'You can say that again' as a way of doing so.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. seggen, seyen, siggen, sayen, sayn, AS. secgan,; akin to OS. seggian, D. zeggen, LG. seggen, OHG. sagēn, G. sagen, Icel. segja, Sw. säga, Dan. sige, Lith. sakyti,; cf. OL. insece, tell, relate, Gr. 'e`nnepefor 'en-sepe), 'e`spete. Cf. Saga Saw a saying
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A contr. of assay.
They say `there's no place like home,' but I say there's no place like this.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
I know the gentleman,' says Mr Powell as serious as a judge.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Him say Uncle Steve say all things bad must be kill.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
She never does, when people say funny things; and she never says funny things herself.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
I say, say something.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
I shan't say what I've got to say a bit the better for delaying it.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
You say, `No,' and I say, `Yes,' and there is an end of it.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Now, I dare say many who are listening to me are saying in their hearts, 'Oh!
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
I had something to say to him, but I might say it to you, if you will hear me?
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
He is holding father's stick in his hand, and says he has come to take us over home.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
He says he knows just how old I am, and he says that I'm sixty-eight.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Say, how big should you say this one is?
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
But as I have to get back to Manchester to-night, we must say what we have to say to him at once.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
We know the bridegroom for a real Manxman, simple and rugged and true, who says all he thinks and thinks all he says.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He would say things without quite meaning what he says.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
I say yes, but Kate says no.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Thirty, shall we say?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I really mean what I say; it is perfectly glorious to say and do just what one likes.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
You have sore need of me, and if you won't say so for yourself, I take leave to say it for you.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
I've got un t' say," says he, "that 'tis sometimes wise t' do evil that good may come.
"The Cruise of the Shining Light" by Norman Duncan
But I love you.
Do you love me.
What to say
when you see me.
"A Form Of Women" by Robert Creeley
Triumph and reign, victorious Lord,
By all the flaming hosts adored;
And say, dear Couqueror, say how long
Ere we shall rise to join their song.
"Hymn 43 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Yes, I adore thee, William Lamb,
But hate to hear thee say God d—-:
Frenchmen, say English cry d—- d—-
But why swear'st thou?—thou art a Lamb!
"To William Lamb" by Lady Caroline Lamb
Words will not say what I yearn to say--
They will not walk as I want them to,
But they stumble and fall in the path of the way
Of my telling my love for you.
"A Scrawl" by James Whitcomb Riley
The colored tents all topple in the bay;
The magic saw dust writes: address unknown.
The telegram says you have gone away;
There is nothing more for me to say.
"Denouement Villanelle" by Sylvia Plath
They brought me Lethe's water, saying, 'Drink!'
'Drink, for the draught is sweet,' I heard them say,
'Shalt learn how soft a thing forgetting is.'
I answered : 'Nay.'
"Translated from Geibel" by Amy Levy
Philadelphia native Johnathan Blake got his start at the age of 6, playing a violin duet of "Many Ways to Say I Love You" on Mr Rogers' Neighborhood with his father, jazz violinist John Blake Jr Before long, he was saying it with drumsticks.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) says the Republican House Speaker is trying to be patient, and so is he but he says this type of behavior should not be condoned.
In my family, when somebody says something funny but useless, we say.
I can't believe I'm saying it, but I'm saying it: Tony Gwynn Jr should start.
Rock & roll veteran Simon Stokes knows all about the latter: "I've had quite a few people come up to me and say, 'When I was a kid, in my school, they burned your records,'" he says.
Stephanie Hiller Says New Mexicans Should Say No to Nukes.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says no, but an attorney for area landowners says yes.
"I don't like people that, when I'm walking the streets, say I'm gay," says Charles Jackson, an out homosexual and one of the producers of Warehouse's hip-hop night.
"I don't see how anybody could believe what that man says," says the rapper Ice Cube of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Keynesians say yes, others say no.
I am saying all this to say that my mother is a single mother and is the breadwinner of our family.
If a coach says something negative, he's saying something bad about a guy he's reliant on, and that's rarely kosher in the NFL.
From 38 applications for One-Cent Community Project funds Casper City Council has pared down a preliminary list to 19, but, Pete Meyers, administrative analyst for the city says its still too early to say who's really made the cut.
Police say they've arrested a San Fernando Valley man they say stole an SUV in Simi Valley, and then carjacked a second vehicle.
An expert explains what you're saying when you're not saying anything at all.
In Type 0B theory one starts with a stack of N D3 branes of one type (say, electric) and N of the other (say, magnetic).
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
We say that type-unifying traversal [LVK00] is needed because the results of ( I I I ) –(V ) are of a ﬁxed, say a uni ﬁed type.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Saying that bf is not onto is the same thing as saying that there exists a g (−) ∈ Y T such that for all t′ ∈ T the function bf (t′ ) = f (−, t′ ) : T −→ Y is not the same as the function g (−) : T −→ Y .
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
Saying “ (x , x ′ ) is in the set (de ﬁned by P ) ” is equivalent to saying “ P (x , x ′) is true ”.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
To say that ϕ is an isomorphism of R-Lie superalgebras is equivalent to saying that eϕ = Id.
Automorphisms and twisted loop algebras of finite dimensional simple Lie superalgebras
In fact, our main result says that we do not need any stability condition for our sheaves E to construct coarse moduli schemes parameterizing them, say with ﬁxed Hilbert polynomial or Chern classes.
Moduli schemes of generically simple Azumaya modules
If we start with an initial value u0 = u∗ + ∆0 , then one may say this crossover happens at some arbitrarily chosen value of ∆u = 1 say where ∆u is the renormalized deviation from the ﬁxed point.
Directed polymers and Randomness
Thus a component of S1 \ K (say J ) is bound by two points (say x and y ) so that γx and γy spiral onto simple closed geodesics, say α and β .
Simple geodesics on a punctured surface
Given a nonzero vector ˆu, say the distribution P on environments has forbidden direction − ˆu if π0z (ω ) = 1! = 1. P Xz :z · ˆu≥0 This condition says that Xn · ˆu never decreases along the walk.
Ballistic Random Walk in a Random Environment with a Forbidden Direction
If T ′ is a line bundle, say O(~x), then the image of θ is torsion of weighted degree ~z ≤ k~c, say, and Ker θ ∼= O(~x − ~z) ∈ Fac(Tm−k ), as required.
General sheaves over weighted projective lines
Note that P is a domino in T , say with label f , and P ′ e is a domino in S , say with label l.
A Relation for Domino Robinson-Schensted Algorithms
We are therefore led to a consideration of precisely what we mean when we say that two conformal ﬁeld theories are equivalent and eq ually, what we mean by saying that one is an extension of another.
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
For strings u and v , we say that v is a substring of u if u = w1 vw2 , for some strings w1 , w2 ; we also say that v occurs in u.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
The analysis of the BPS equation, however, says nothing, and in fact cannot say anything, about the normalisation of the hI .
All-order consistency of 5d sugra vacua
We will say that a segment is used if it is a part of one triangle of the arrangement, and say that it is unused otherwise.
On simple arrangements of lines and pseudo-lines in P^2 and R^2 with the maximum number of triangles