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    Here are my comments for what they are worth?

    A colleague wrote the sentence in the title. I don't quite understand the meaning associated with 'for what they are worth'. He could have simply written Here are my comments / Here is what I think. What really does the phrase convey? Thanks

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    Re: Here are my comments for what they are worth?

    Adding 'for what they are worth' is a form of self-deprecation.

    It's like saying 'Here are my comments, but they might be complete rubbish and not worth wasting your valuable time considering'.

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