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  1. rogergabriel
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    What does it mean?

    When you say " for what it's worth " to some one what are sthe deffinitions . or what does this mean.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by rogergabriel View Post
    When you say " for what it's worth " to some one what are sthe deffinitions . or what does this mean.
    We usually say: It's worth doing....
    e.g. The book is worth reading.
    And your question perhaps sounds like this: What is it worth for....?


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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by rogergabriel View Post
    When you say " for what it's worth " to some one what are the definitions, or what does it mean.
    "For what it's worth" is a phrase used to say "whatever value you put on this":

    "For what it's worth, the newspapers say the world is to end tomorrow." : You can either believe or disbelieve them.

    A "Your essay is really good. I think it should get a top mark."
    B "For what it's worth!"
    Here, it's used as a show of false modesty - you are well aware you have written a good essay but are pretending to dismiss it.

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