if you must know

Definition of if you must know

  1. —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.”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

mustplay
  1. :  be commanded or requested to

    :  be urged to :  ought by all means to

    :  be compelled by physical necessity to :  be required by immediate or future need or purpose to

  1. :  an imperative need or duty :  requirement

    :  an indispensable item :  essential

  1. :  the expressed juice of fruit and especially grapes before and during fermentation

    :  the pulp and skins of the crushed grapes

  1. :  musk

    :  mold, mustiness

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge


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