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beside the point

Tangential or insignificant to the main issue being discussed. I do love the apartment, but that's beside the point because I don't have enough money for a security deposit right now. Your weekend plans are beside the point—let's get back to the topic at hand.
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beside the point

 and beside the question
irrelevant; of no importance. That's very interesting, but beside the point. That's beside the point. You're evading the issue.
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beside the point

Also, beside the mark or question . Irrelevant, off the subject. For example, Whether you had insurance is beside the point; the accident is your fault. These terms came into common use in the mid-1800s. Also see neither here nor there.
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beside the ˈpoint

of no importance to the matter being discussed; irrelevant: His political interests are beside the point. All I want to know about him is whether he can do the job properly.
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beside the point

Irrelevant to the matter at hand.
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The psycho-emotional relationship in which it may take place is simply beside the point.
That is beside the point, the timing of the recent sale was nothing more than an election bribe as many political pundits pointed out.
Kohn noted that "the film's four-hour running time "is sublimated into the storytelling so well that it's practically beside the point.
The fact that we only actually converted one is beside the point.
The fact that most voters would probably want to see a Labour-Plaid coalition running the Welsh Assembly Government is beside the point to them.
That Lizard's picaresque journey leads him home rather than to new undiscovered lands is beside the point.
His lawyer Steve Berman said: "That's beside the point of the lawsuit, which takes issue with the potential to cause irreparable hearing loss.
The question of who actually contributed to the intellectual soundness of postwar Soviet alternative aesthetics, and then constructed methodologies for its interpretation, is beside the point, for the institutions and individuals who ignored this artwork (if not suppressed it) during the Soviet era are now eager to embrace and rewrite its history.
To pick on the wording of the Declaration is entirely beside the point and can serve little more than to denigrate a crucial idea.
Whether of not this dissent is factually-based is somewhat beside the point.
Still, Cauoette told Screen International, "At one of the American festivals I had some guy bring up the fact that I was gay, which is so beside the point.
How much of this turns into big tourism dollars remains to be seen, but that's beside the point.
But that is beside the point, for, as we shall see, YHWH is intent on the people's having "delight in the Lord," not delight in their own accomplishments.
etc), all of which, in retrospect, seem to me fair but beside the point.
The criminal stories are often simple, but that's almost beside the point.