I tell you
I agree with this completely. Used for emphasis.
Did the children all enjoy Aunt Sally's pecan pie? I'll say!
I'll say this is a good movie!
before one can say Jack Robinson
between two shakes of a lamb's tail
in the twinkling of an eye
Very quickly; suddenly. An overused phrase.
Очень быстро; неожиданно.
Before I could say Jack Robinson, the boy was gone.
She could do it in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.
Она могла это делать быстро и без затруднений.
To think probable; suppose; believe. Used in first person.
Mary is unhappy now but I dare say she will be laughing about this tomorrow.
There is no more ice cream on the table, but I dare say we can find some in the kitchen.
day in court
have one's say
A chance to be heard; an impartial hearing; a chance to explain what one has done.
The letters from the faculty members to the dean gave Professor Smith his day in court.
go without saying
To be too plain to need talking about; not be necessary to say or mention.
It goes without saying that children should not be given knives to play with.
A person with weak eyes should wear glasses. That goes without saying.
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t drive quickly in bad weather.
That he will gain weight if he continues to eat and drink so much goes without saying.
have a say in
have a voice in
To have the right to express one's opinion or cast a vote in a pending matter.
Our boss is friendly and democratic; he always encourages us to have a say in what we will do next.
The new vice-president was promised that she would have a voice in developing the company’s international expansion.
The students are trying to have a voice in college affairs by gaining representation on administrative committees.
never say die
Don't quit; don't be discouraged.
"Never say die!" John said, as he got on his feet and tried to ice skate again.
not to mention
not to speak of
to say nothing of
Without ever needing to speak of; in addition to; besides. Used to add something to what you have said or explained.
Dave is handsome and smart not to mention being a good athlete.
They have three fine sons, not to speak of their two lovely daughters.
Sally takes singing and dancing lessons to say nothing of swimming and tennis lessons.