that's not to say (that)

that's not to say (that)
that’s not to say (that) phrase
used for adding a statement that corrects what you have just said or makes it less definite

So far, no one’s been sacked, but that’s not to say it won’t happen.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • say — say1 W1S1 [seı] v past tense and past participle said [sed] third person singular says [sez] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(express something in words)¦ 2¦(give information)¦ 3¦(mean)¦ 4¦(think that something is true)¦ 5¦(show/be a sign of something)¦ 6¦(speak the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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