say the word

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: to give an order When you want to leave (just) say the word.

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“Say the word.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/say%20the%20word. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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