it depends

it depends
it/that/depends mainly spoken phrase
used when you cannot give a definite answer, because different things are possible in different situations
it/that/depends what/​where/​how etc:

‘How much will I have to pay for a car?’ ‘It depends what sort of car you want.’

Thesaurus: ways of saying you are not suresynonym
Main entry: depend

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it (or that) (all) depends
used to express uncertainty or qualification in answering a question

How many people use each screen? It all depends


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