there is to be said for

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of there is to be said for

used with words such as something, a lot, much, etc., to indicate that something has advantages which deserve to be considered when someone is thinking about what to do
  • There is something to be said for small weddings.
  • There's a lot to be said for traveling abroad to learn a language.

Word by Word Definitions

there play
  1. : in or at that place

  2. : to or into that place : thither

  3. : at that point or stage

  1. used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

  2. used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. : that place or position

  2. : that point

  1. used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

  2. used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

  3. : capable of being relied on for support or aid

said play
  1. : past tense and past participle of say

  1. : aforementioned


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