Be that as it may meaning

What does the saying 'Be that as it may' mean?

Idiom: Be that as it may


'Be that as it may' is an expression which means that, while you are prepared to accept that there is some truth in what the other person has just said, it's not going to change your opinions in any significant manner.

Example: "I understand that you need some extra help today, but be that as it may, I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to work late."

Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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