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    any road

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Mr. Drake, you don’t have to agree with your boss – not tonight, any road. (J. B. Priestly, “London End”)

    any road = at least

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: any road

    In this case, yes. But generally it's safer (and easier to remember because of the related words way and road) to think of it as 'anyway'; it's commonly used by northerners (and users of other non-standard dialects).


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