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Of no importance or relevance.
inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant, of little importance, of no importance, of little consequence, of no consequence, of little account, of no account, of no moment, incidental, inessential, non-essential, immaterial, irrelevantnegligible, inappreciable, inconsiderable, slight, minor, trivial, trifling, petty, paltry, nugatory, not worth mentioning, not worth bothering about, not worth speaking of, insubstantial, silly, lightweightpiddling, fiddling, pifflingsmall-bore, picayuneView synonyms
- ‘Damp feelings of quiet dread are neither here nor there.’
- ‘The fact is these players have fallen afoul of the system; which club they play for is neither here nor there.’
- ‘Whether I believed it or not is neither here nor there.’
- ‘The fact that if that's their best argument, they don't really have one is neither here nor there in the long run; the end result is that it helps their cause.’
- ‘But to a big-time publisher it is neither here nor there.’
- ‘But that's all insider mumbo-jumbo which is really neither here nor there.’
- ‘Misspelled my name, by the way, but that's neither here nor there.’
- ‘But temperament in and of itself is neither here nor there.’
- ‘However unappealing, this outbreak of boasting is probably neither here nor there to the individuals whose agonies initially provoked it.’
- ‘Viewed in this light, the fact that the parties to Acton stipulated that the bargain should be confidential is neither here nor there as to its relevance.’
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