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colloquial(ly)
a phrase used to convey neutrality, especially when making a scathing comment
 
This phrase is now used in a facetious manner, though it still is used as a form of clarification for an aforementioned utterance. The colloquial meaning is mean to give more of a punchline or bite to the comment. It is generally placed after a sentence as its own separate sentence.
Etymology : In this phrase, 'just' comes from the word meaning 'merely or only' first used in 1400. Say is a verb used in the same way as early as 1000, in old English.
Source : "He's really not the sharpest crayon in the box. Just saying." (November 2011)
Last modified: 6 December 2011


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