Definition of say-so noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈseɪ səʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪ soʊ//
[singular] (informal)
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  • permission that somebody gives to do something Nothing could be done without her say-so. He has the final say-so on these matters (= the right to make decisions).
  • Idioms based on a statement that somebody makes without giving any proof He hired and fired people on his partner's say-so.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: say-so