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IF British & World English

Intermediate frequency

if British & World English

Introducing a conditional clause:

if English Thesaurus

if the weather is fine, we can walk to the village

if in once British & World English

On even one occasion; at all (used for emphasis)

as if British & World English

As would be the case if

if so British & World English

If that is the case

Ta'if British & World English

A city in western Saudi Arabia, situated to the south-east of Mecca in the Asir Mountains; population 521,300 (est. 2004). It is the unofficial seat of government of Saudi Arabia during the summer

as if! British & World English

I very much doubt it

if not British & World English

Perhaps even (used to introduce a more extreme term than one first mentioned)

even if British & World English

Despite the possibility that; no matter whether

if only British & World English

Even if for no other reason than

if anything British & World English

Used to suggest tentatively that something may be the case (often the opposite of something previously implied)

what if ——? British & World English

What would result if ——?

I'm damned if British & World English

Used to express a strong negative

if and when British & World English

At a future time (should it arise)

if you like British & World English

If it suits or pleases you

if you will British & World English

Said when politely asking someone to do or consider something

if and only if British & World English

Used to introduce a condition which is necessary as well as sufficient

if you please British & World English

Used in polite requests

be British & World English

Used to hypothesize about something that might happen

if you ask me British & World English

Used to emphasize that a statement is one’s personal opinion

I'm buggered if —— British & World English

Used to make the following clause negative

if he is a day British & World English

At least (appended to a statement about a person’s age)

if I were you British & World English

Used to accompany a piece of advice

if it kills one British & World English

Whatever the problems or difficulties involved

possible British & World English

Able to be done or achieved

as if in as1 British & World English

As would be the case if

if so in if British & World English

If that is the case

don't mind if I do British & World English

Used to accept an invitation

if my memory serves British & World English

If I remember correctly

so what? in so1 British & World English

Why should that be considered significant?

as if! in as1 British & World English

I very much doubt it

if not in if British & World English

Perhaps even (used to introduce a more extreme term than one first mentioned)

even if in even1 British & World English

Despite the possibility that; no matter whether

if only in if British & World English

Even if for no other reason than

what if ——? in what British & World English

What would result if ——?

if the cap fits, wear it British & World English

Used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to themselves

as if one owns the place British & World English

In an overbearing or self-important manner

to the manner born British & World English

Naturally at ease in a specified job or situation

nice work if you can get it British & World English

Used to express envy of what is perceived to be another person’s more favourable situation, which they seem to have attained with little effort

if you'll pardon the expression British & World English

Used to apologize for having used or being about to use coarse or offensive expressions

as if there was no tomorrow British & World English

With no regard for the future consequences

if truth be told in to tell the truth British & World English

To be frank (used especially when making an admission)

if you can't beat them, join them British & World English

If you are unable to outdo rivals in some endeavour, you might as well cooperate with them and thereby possibly gain an advantage

if it ain't broke, don't fix it British & World English

If something is reasonably successful or effective, there is no need to change or replace it

if the worst comes to the worst British & World English

If the most serious or difficult circumstances arise

doggone British & World English

Damn; darn (used to express surprise, irritation, or anger)

if anything in if British & World English

Used to suggest tentatively that something may be the case (often the opposite of something previously implied)


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