"say it all" meaning in English

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Verb

Audio: En-au-say it all.ogg [Australia] Forms: says it all [present, singular, third-person], saying it all [participle, present], said it all [participle, past], said it all [past]
Head templates: {{en-verb|say<,,said> it all}} say it all (third-person singular simple present says it all, present participle saying it all, simple past and past participle said it all)
  1. (idiomatic) To express the essential characteristics of a person, thing, or situation in a concise, well-crafted turn of phrase or in some other pithy manner. Tags: idiomatic Synonyms (express essential characteristics concisely): nail it Translations (to sum up the characteristics of someone or thing in a pithy manner.): eigentlich alles gesagt sein mit (German), kua oti te ao (Maori)
    Sense id: en-say_it_all-en-verb-QO0PjM0u Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English terms with placeholder "it" Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 66 34 Disambiguation of English terms with placeholder "it": 74 26 Disambiguation of 'express essential characteristics concisely': 87 13 Disambiguation of 'to sum up the characteristics of someone or thing in a pithy manner.': 80 20
  2. (idiomatic) To convey information implicitly in a non-verbal way. Tags: idiomatic Synonyms (convey information implicitly): speak volumes Translations (to convey information implicitly and non-verbally.): boekdelen spreken (Dutch), en dire long (French), eine eindeutige Sprache sprechen (German), Bände sprechen (German)
    Sense id: en-say_it_all-en-verb-HvfwX3RN Disambiguation of 'convey information implicitly': 7 93 Disambiguation of 'to convey information implicitly and non-verbally.': 10 90
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Derived forms: SSIA Related terms: say no more

Inflected forms

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      "sense": "to sum up the characteristics of someone or thing in a pithy manner.",
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