fair to say

idiom

Definition of fair to say

of a comment
: reasonable and not expected to cause argument The key concept in this book, I think it is fair to say, is freedom. She's not entirely to blame, but it's (only) fair to say that she handled the situation badly.

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“Fair to say.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fair%20to%20say. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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