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for what it's worth


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  • adv. considering what limited worth this advice, opinion, or suggestion might have for you; Used to soften the presentation of unsolicited advice or information that may not be relevant


"For what it's worth" is useful to emphasize humility by prompting the reader to provide their judgment of worth against the statement being made; i.e., it may be useful information, it may not be, or perhaps differs in opinion from that of the recipients. (Wiktionary)


  • 'I don't know why you want this list of the great and good,' he wrote, 'but for what it's worth and because I promised, here is a list of the guests entertained by Topline Foods at lunch at Aintree on the day before the Grand National.'

    Come To Grief

  • "With the fleet lying off Peiho — oh, and this gang of Fred Ward's for what it's worth —"

    Flashman and the Dragon


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