[Idiom] at that

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yuriya

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"You are thinking there might be something small about to happen, that's going to start a chain reaction . . . and we have a shot at stopping it?" I asked.
"Maybe."
"You are dreaming!" I shouted.
"I might be, at that. But I know we're here for a reason."

What is the meaning of at that here?
at that: 1) in addition 2)nevertheless 3)as it is
Nothing seems to fit. Any ideas?
 

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'...now you mention it'. It's a way of referring to a possibility that you've only just considered.

(That's not a very satisfactory explanation - short words are the hardest! It's the best I can do though :oops: - I look forward to other glosses...)

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'...now you mention it'. It's a way of referring to a possibility that you've only just considered.

(That's not a very satisfactory explanation - short words are the hardest! It's the best I can do though :oops: - I look forward to other glosses...)

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Maybe it's one of those things hard to get the meaning across to those who don't get it.:cry: Any other mind-breaking elaboration on this?
 

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Maybe it's one of those things hard to get the meaning across to those who don't get it.:cry: Any other mind-breaking elaboration on this?

It's very informal. Another expression is about that.
-Did you do your homework?
-Oh, yea, about that, well...
 
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