"for what it's worth"

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missmushroom

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hello. i wonder if someone can tell me how the expression "for what it's worth" or "whatever it's worth" is used and exactly what it means and indicates when used.


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beascarpetta

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you'd use this phrase when you give someone a piece of information and you are not certain if that information is useful or important
 

EnglishRyan

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That is a tough question. :D For what it's worth, I will try my best to help you.

These phrases are used when the speaker wishes to sound humble.
 

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For my understanding it means for example you have got an old car but is going to cost you well to much to repair = ' for what is worth ain't worth a trouble'
What ever it's worth whether it is sentimental value or for other reasons you prepare to pay it as it is no matter to you whatever the cost for as long you repair the car. so it means for whatever it's worth small or big you will put an effort.:up:
 

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Hi missmushroom,

for what it's worth = even though it may not be important or valuable: Here's my advice, for what it's worth.

Regards.

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