saying

[ sey-ing ]
/ ˈseɪ ɪŋ /

noun

something said, especially a proverb or apothegm.

Idioms

    go without saying, to be completely self-evident; be understood: It goes without saying that you are welcome to visit us at any time.

Origin of saying

1250–1300; Middle English (gerund); see say1, -ing1

SYNONYMS FOR saying

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British Dictionary definitions for go without saying

saying

/ (ˈseɪɪŋ) /

noun

a maxim, adage, or proverb
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Idioms and Phrases with go without saying

go without saying


Be self-evident, a matter of course. For example, It goes without saying that success is the product of hard work. This expression is a translation of the French cela va sans dire. [Second half of 1800s]

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