From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdare I say/suggestdare I say/suggestSUGGEST spoken formal used when saying something that you think people may not accept or believeI thought the play was, dare I say it, boring. →dare
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dare I say/suggest• Dohnányi, dare I say it, is merely bland.• Of course some of Our Guild Members are dare I say it just that weebitnarrow minded.• You may, dare I say it, need the money.• Fashionwise, it was not a night to look, dare I say it, nice.• What if some one could undergo that absorption with a cool ... dare I say it? ... scientificrationale.• For children of all ages this is a fascinatingdisplay and one, dare I say it, which reaches new heights.