for what it's worth


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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. For what it's worth, I think you should confront your boss if you're unhappy with how he's treating you.
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for what it's worth

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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.
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for what it's worth

Even though it may not be important or valuable: Here's my advice, for what it's worth.
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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.
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