be that as it may

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be that as it may

formal
used to introduce a statement that is somehow different from what has just been said
  • There has been some improvement in the economy in recent months, but, be that as it may, many people are still looking for work.

Word by Word Definitions

may play
  1. : have the ability to

  2. : have permission to : be free to

  3. used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction

  1. : maiden

  1. : the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar

  2. : the early vigorous blooming part of human life : prime

  3. : the festivities of May Day


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