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let's not and say we did



let's not and say we did

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial, usually sarcastic, dismissive) Indicates that the speaker does not agree with a proposed action, and does not wish to participate.
    • 1926, Maxwell Bodenheim, Ninth Avenue, H. Liveright, page 30:
      "Let's not and say we did," he answered, moodily.
    • 1947, James Thomas Farrell, The Life Adventurous, Vanguard Press, page 286:
      "Let's kick in a window on George," Dick Buckford said.
      "Let's not and say we did," Andy Houlihan said.
    • 2006, Jane A. G. Kise, Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change, Corwin Press, →ISBN, page 65:
      Many teachers take a "Let's not and say we did" attitude toward extended experiential learning in the different styles.