One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to present a comment, suggestion, or opinion without making a claim as to its importance or validity.‘for what it's worth, she's very highly thought of abroad’
- ‘I know there will be a good many people who will say I'm not right, but for what it is worth, I tell you I'm not wrong either.’
- ‘My own opinion, for what it is worth, is that Ethel was almost certainly guilty.’
- ‘So, for what it is worth, let me stress yet again: beta blockers significantly reduce mortality after acute myocardial infarction.’
- ‘The plot, for what it is worth, is buried under a plethora of colour and movement.’
- ‘My advice, for what it is worth, is that you should confine yourself to telling the story, entering the minds of the leading characters from time to time, and telling us what they are thinking and feeling.’
- ‘My own view, for what it is worth, is that where national governments fund health care they have a legitimate interest in properly funding research into treatment.’
- ‘My own view, for what it is worth, is that we should start not with law but with morality.’
- ‘The standard argument for remedying or compensating for inequalities, for what it is worth, is a moral one.’
- ‘Still, any form of prophesying requires a logical formula and, for what it is worth, here is mine.’
- ‘It's a lot to get from one little book but that's my experience, for what it is worth.’
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