Expressions with “Say”

Here are some collocation with “say” to help you be more natural when speaking English:

Have something/nothing to say

Carla had nothing to say regarding the missing things.

Want/long to say

I want to say the truth!

Suffice (it) to say

Suffice it to say, I invested much into that business.

Dare (not) say

I dare not say how it happened.

Say angrily/happily/bitterly

‘We’re going to the seaside’, she said happily.

About to say

I was about to say the same thing.

Be going to say

I can’t remember what I was going to say.

Love/hate to say

I hate to say it, but I think your mother was right.

A thing to say

That was a really bad thing to say.

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