One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to admit the truth of a point in an argument before introducing another, more important point.‘well, that's as maybe but it's not the way the BBC works’
- ‘Well, that's as maybe, but he's also a man who regarded murder and terror as an acceptable way of advancing political ends.’
- ‘Now, that's as maybe - but it does get you thinking about the history of the monkey in popular music.’
- ‘Well, that's as maybe, but, I wonder, could you take me to this palace of yours so I can talk to my father?’
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