in (all) fairness (to one)

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in (all) fairness (to one)

In justification of one or one's actions; in defense of one. I know his remarks are controversial, but, in all fairness to him, they're grounded in pretty concrete scientific evidence. In fairness, I did try to warn her about the implications of a deal like that, but I still should have done more to stop it from happening.
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in (all) ˈfairness (to somebody)

used to introduce a statement that defends somebody who has just been criticized, or that explains another statement that may seem unreasonable: In all fairness to him, he did try to stop her leaving.
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In all fairness, this positive and quite sincere offer should be given due consideration by the PAT Chairman if getting justice for the victim families is the sole objective at all.
The government in all fairness welcomes healthy criticism but what the opposition leaders mostly are doing cannot be called healthy at all.