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Related to then again: but then again
(but) then again
after thinking more about something She'd look better if she lost maybe ten or fifteen pounds, but then again who wouldn't? It would be fun to see them - then again, I don't really have the time.Related vocabulary: on second thought
Also, but then. On the other hand, an opposite possibility. For example, I think it'll arrive tomorrow; then again, it may not, or We think you'll like this restaurant, but then again, not everyone does, or The play was a bit dull, but then she's a great actress.
From another standpoint; on the other hand: I need a vacation. Then again, so do my coworkers.