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English definition of “at any rate”

at any rate

C2 whatever happens: Well, I'm not going home on foot, at any rate.Connecting words which express a contrast something you say to show that you are going to say something more exactly: I don't think they liked my idea. At any rate, they weren't very enthusiastic about it.Also, extra, and in addition
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