that's not to say

idiom

: that does not mean
It's odd, but that's not to say that it's bad.

Examples of that's not to say in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, that's not to say Maxine's complicit in the affair. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 8 May 2024 However, that's not to say other growers haven't been catching up as well. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Actually, the color of your passport follows no strict system of country categorization — though that's not to say the color each country chooses is totally random, either. Melanie Lieberman, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2024 And while Southern Hospitality is very different than Vanderpump Rules, that's not to say Leva wouldn't mind following in the success of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spinoff, which will debut its 11th season next month. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 28 Dec. 2023 However, that's not to say that food takes a secondary role. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2024 Of course, that's not to say the guest rooms were an afterthought — quite the contrary. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 Dec. 2023 But that's not to say that all men with kidney problems will go on to experience ED. Melissa Matthews, Men's Health, 28 Apr. 2023 Of course, that's not to say all riddles for kids are a serious learning experience—some are just plain goofy and fun. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 28 July 2023

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“That's not to say.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/that%27s%20not%20to%20say. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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