for whatever it's worth

for whatever 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 whatever it's worth, I think you should confront your boss if you're unhappy with how he's treating you.
See also: whatever, worth
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Beyond the prestige likely to be felt by its promoters, it is perhaps too early to figure out what Kenya hopes to achieve if it is voted in by the General Assembly next June.Either way, one would hope that Kenya will finally sit at this hallowed apex of global power and influence (for whatever it's worth) and that this proximity may lead to reforms that have for years remained elusive.
For whatever it's worth, the voices of discontent must be heard.
Racism has absolutely no place in my heart, and I promise you, for whatever it's worth, going forward this will never happen again," she said.
Human progress, for whatever it's worth, actually means nothing if it is confined to a select few.
A: This is probably a more apt question for Patrick Sweeney, but I'll throw in my two cents, for whatever it's worth. There are certainly a lot of choices worse than the Smith & Wesson Model 10.
For whatever it's worth, DeGrasse Tyson, the popular TV astrophysicist, also believes in aliens.
Chris LaVoie: "For whatever it's worth, mountain bikers, by a large majority, raise money for trail repairs and expansion, volunteer to clean and maintain trails and generally bring a lot of money into communities where they ride - much more so than hikers.
For whatever it's worth, we can accept the need for increases in the fees for road tests and motor vehicle inspections, both of which pertain to actual changes in status -- the licensing of new drivers, and ensuring that existing vehicles meet safety and emissions standards, respectively.
"I told him, 'Cantora, for whatever it's worth, I fed you each night through the help of Goal for three years and I want to say I love you'.
For whatever it's worth, here are my other resolutions:
A sports column would not be a sports column if it did not make a prediction, so for whatever it's worth, here it goes.
For whatever it's worth, I drank the vine of the soul and did something I needed to do but couldn't articulate--I reclaimed my life.
For whatever it's worth, the there's no SheaPorter or Hodes on the list.
Orjales didn't deny the comment outright, saying, I will not admit that took place.' Then he added that for whatever it's worth," his "gut" does not sound off at Sturges's gallery stuff."
But for whatever it's worth, we seem to have learned from it and put more effort in planning ahead for floods, typhoons, and even earthquakes.