at any rate

at any rate
in any case; anyway. •

At any rate, what were we talking about?

At any rate, I don't think you should quit your job.

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{adv. phr.} In any case; anyhow. * /It isn't much of a car, but at any rate it was not expensive./ Compare: AT LEAST(2), IN ANY CASE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • At any rate — Any A ny, a. & pron. [OE. [ae]ni[yogh], [ae]ni, eni, ani, oni, AS. [=ae]nig, fr. [=a]n one. It is akin to OS. [=e]nig, OHG. einic, G. einig, D. eenig. See {One}.] 1. One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at any rate — {adv. phr.} In any case; anyhow. * /It isn t much of a car, but at any rate it was not expensive./ Compare: AT LEAST(2), IN ANY CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at any rate — adverb 1. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement (Freq. 4) Anyhow, he is dead now I think they re asleep; anyhow, they re quiet I don t know what happened to it; anyway, it s gone anyway, there is another… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at\ any\ rate — adv. phr. In any case; anyhow. It isn t much of a car, but at any rate it was not expensive. Compare: at least(2), in any case …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • at any rate — ► at any rate whatever happens or may have happened. Main Entry: ↑rate …   English terms dictionary

  • at any rate — adverb In any case, anyway, anyhow, regardless; used to discard a previous thought. Jim broke the window or maybe it was John? At any rate, the window’s broken now …   Wiktionary

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  • at any rate — more exactly. I don t think they liked my idea at any rate, they weren t enthusiastic …   New idioms dictionary

  • at any rate — spoken used for changing a statement, and telling someone that one part of what has been mentioned is true They both agree with me – well, at any rate, Maggie does …   English dictionary

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