so be it

idiom

used to say that one is resigned to the fact that one can do nothing to change something
If they insist on going, so be it.

Examples of so be it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a deal was possible within those parameters, then so be it. James F. Jeffrey, Foreign Affairs, 15 Jan. 2021 If stopping lawbreakers in their tracks means breaching an embassy, then so be it, Ecuadorians interviewed over the weekend told The Associated Press. Regina Garcia Cano and Gabriela Molina, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Apr. 2024 If Ryan gets his panties in a bunch over it, then so be it. Chris Barilla, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 Therefore, if Ashley Olsen says socks and sandals are a go, so be it. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 2 Nov. 2023 And if a bold lipstick shade lends itself to a bolder lipstick print moving forward, so be it. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 19 Oct. 2023 But if the current litigation against him does not run its course before the election, so be it. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023 If that makes his job safe, so be it, but coaches have been fired repeatedly over the years in short order after receiving extensions if things go awry. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 If the Snakes would rather use Pham as a full-timer, so be it. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2023

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“So be it.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/so%20be%20it. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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