Definition of for that matter in US English:

for that matter


  • Used to indicate that a subject or category, though mentioned second, is as relevant or important as the first.

    ‘I am not sure what value it adds to determining public, or for that matter private, policy’
    • ‘I would never want to be around someone like her, or her loser brother for that matter.’
    • ‘Can we imagine that he would still be teaching, or for that matter that he would be anything more than a pariah?’
    • ‘One has to add considerable extra time to one's journey just to get out of town or into it, for that matter.’
    • ‘What effect did it have on the scholars around the world, and for that matter, the public?’
    • ‘There is no room for second best in this industry or in any industry for that matter.’
    • ‘In my day we never dreamed of billing and cooing in public, or in private for that matter.’
    • ‘What does it mean to have a professional life or a private life for that matter?’
    • ‘Much more enjoyable, dare I say, and for that matter considerably more informative.’
    • ‘No, it is not like I was a model to be emulated in school, or college for that matter.’
    • ‘Odd, as today wasn't all that cold, and nor was yesterday, for that matter, but there you go.’