be that as it may

Definition of be that as it may


  1. —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

  1. :  have the ability to

    :  have permission to :  be free to

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

  1. :  maiden

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a trip made at another's expense

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