by the

by the (unit)

For each unit, as of items sold in this manner. How much does this meat cost by the pound?
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by the by

Incidentally; on a side note; by the way. An interjection meant to casually introduce or emphasize additional information in the conversation. Sometimes, though less commonly, written as "by the bye." By the by, I remembered where I left my keys, in case you were wondering. Beckett was an amazing playwright. There's a lecture on his work tomorrow, by the by.
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by the

bye/by
By the way; incidentally.
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