beside the question

beside the question

Tangential or irrelevant to the main issue being discussed. I do love the apartment, but that's beside the question because I don't have enough money for a security deposit right now. Your weekend plans are beside the question—let's get back to the topic at hand.
See also: beside, question
References in classic literature ?
"That is quite beside the question, Brentwood," Bertie drawled.
'This is all quite beside the question. The point is, have you or have you not the bearing and deportment of a lady?
Reports have it that Koncz, who allegedly filled out the disclosure form during the weigh-in days before the fight, checked the No box beside the question of whether the fighter had a shoulder injury.
Asked if Ashley's behaviour was continuing, she replied "Yes" - but left a blank beside the question of whether it had affected her health.
Asked if the respondent's behaviour was continuing, she replied "yes", but she left a blank beside the question of whether she considered it had affected her health.
Gangster's son Ewan Murdoch (Chris Brazier) is seen in a dark suit clutching a red rose in his bloody hand beside the question 'Good looks, Charming manner, Ruthless thug?'.
"No one is to speak impertinently or beside the question, superfluously or tediously," Jefferson wrote.
That suggests that cyclical success levels of "cities of amusements" even antiterrorism agendas, pale beside the question: How can the creation of new wealth be spread to all global cities?
Simply log onto your member profile (www.arma.org/members) and click the "Yes" button beside the question, "Would you like to receive an online ballot for association voting rather than a printed ballot?" When the electronic ballots are sent out, you will be able to cast your vote with just a few clicks.