if you must know

if you must know
if you must know spoken phrase
used for answering someone in an annoyed way

He’s not my boyfriend any more, if you must know.

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym
Main entry: know

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if you must know
— used when you are answering a question that you do not want to answer because the information is personal, embarrassing, etc.

“How much did you pay for your car?” “Well, if you must know, it cost about $20,000.”

“Why did you leave that job?” “If you must know, I was fired.”

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Main Entry:know
if you must know — see know, 1
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Main Entry:must

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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