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What does "[someone] cannot stress [something] enough" mean? In what circumstances could I use it?

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Rebecca

For "[someone] to not stress [something] enough" or "[someone] cannot stress [something] enough" means that it's very important! As if the person can't fully express how important it is, and that's how important it is. The typical phrasing is "I cannot stress this enough." So if you want to say that something is very important, then you can use it! Ex: Do not be late for the match. I cannot stress this enough. Ex: I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed the class today. => thoroughly enjoyed it

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