if you must know


used when one is answering a question that one does not want to answer because the information is personal, embarrassing, etc.
"Why did you leave that job?" "If you must know, I was fired."

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“If you must know.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20you%20must%20know. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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