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Meaning of “at any rate” in the English Dictionary

"at any rate" in British English

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at any rate

C2 whatever ​happens: Well, I'm not going ​home on ​foot, at any rate. 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.
(Definition of at any rate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at any rate" in American English

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at any rate

more ​exactly or ​clearly: I don’t ​think they ​liked my ​idea – at any ​rate, they weren’t very ​enthusiastic. Note: Used to make a statement that is obviously true after making a statement that shows uncertainty.
(Definition of at any rate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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