for what it's worth

(redirected from For what its worth)

for what it's worth

Whether or not it's significant or useful. Said of a statement that one acknowledges may not be considered helpful by the listener. I'm sorry to hear you lost your job. For what it's worth, I think you made the right choice confronting your boss. Well, I really like the color of paint you chose, for what it's worth. Don't take Mom's criticism too seriously.
See also: for, what, worth
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

for what it's worth

See also: for, what, worth
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for ˌwhat it’s ˈworth

(spoken) used to emphasize that what you are saying is only your opinion or suggestion and may not be very helpful: That’s my opinion, for what it’s worth.This is the first drawing I made, for what it’s worth.
See also: for, what, worth
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

for what it's worth

Even though it may not be important or valuable: Here's my advice, for what it's worth.
See also: for, what, worth
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for what it's worth

For whatever value or merit it seems to have (to you). This expression, which normally precedes the expression of one’s opinion on a controversial topic, implies that the listener may not think much of it, but there it is, anyway. “The fact is so peculiar that I insert it here for what it may be worth,” wrote Frank Harris in his autobiography, My Life and Loves (1922), long banned in America and England.
See also: for, what, worth
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
See also: