if nothing else

if nothing else

A phrase used to indicate that something is a priority or the most important thing. I know you're busy today, so if nothing else, please make sure you respond to these messages. If nothing else, we'll at least get our money back.
See also: else, if, nothing
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What 2000 years of history (if nothing else) have revealed is that the material and the spiritual, when they work together, create, when the spiritual is emphasized, the understanding and living of the Gospel, and, when the material is emphasized, human progress (including our technology, magnificent and triumphant when it is life-giving, a parody of progress when dedicated to the production of arms and suction machines, condoms and petridishes).