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let me see

  1. (set phrase) Used as a filled pause to indicating thinking or pondering, not inviting hearer to participate.
    Now, let me see. When did you want the appointment?
    Let me see. What should I make for dinner tonight?
  2. Used when pondering the results of an action one is doing, or to politely ask for permission to do something
    Let me see if I can find that book for you.
    Let me see if this microphone works.
  3. (by extension) Used to indicate incredulity; wait a minute; hold on
    Let me see if I understood you correctly.
    Let me see if I have this straight.
  4. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see let,‎ me,‎ see.
    • 1994, Betty Brooks, Viking Mistress (Zebra Historical Romance), Kensington Publishing Corporation, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 161:
      [] Eric stepped in front of Shala, unaware that he was blocking her view. []
      Let me see,” Shala demanded, trying to peer around him.

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