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he said, she said

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he said, she said (uncountable)

  1. Conflicting reports from two or more parties on an issue, prototypically involving a situation between a man and a woman with no other witnesses.
    • 1999, The Practice (TV, episode 3.18)
      And after he got caught he, along with his attorney, chose the strategy of putting the victim on trial. He said, she said. It was reasonable doubt.
    • 2000, CSI (TV, episode 1.06)
      "Eddie said that she was into it." "He said, she said. It's about the evidence, Catherine."
    • 2001, Frasier (TV, episode 8.23)
      He said, she said. We'll never know what really happened.
    • 2008, Robert Allison, Investigation of Crime Scene, ISBN 8182202485, page 33:
      Our summary is brief and does not include a lot of he said, she said information. In the scene section of the narrative we give a detailed description of the scene as it is seen upon our approach.

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