if nothing else


used to say that something is probably the only thing that is true, acceptable, desirable, or certain because there are no better/worse possibilities
The food is cheap, if nothing else.
If nothing else, there's the party (to go to) this evening.
If nothing else, you should send him a card.

Examples of if nothing else in a Sentence

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“If nothing else.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20nothing%20else. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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