might as well(redirected from may as well a phrase indicating that it is probably better to do)
might as well
Should (do something), typically because there is no reason not to. The deadline is today, but you might as well send it in anyway—they may still accept it. A: "Are you going to work late tonight?" B: "I might as well. I have nothing else going on."
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might as welland may as well
a phrase indicating that it is probably better to do something than not to do it. Bill: Should we try to get there for the first showing of the film? Jane: Might as well. Nothing else to do. Andy: May as well leave now. It doesn't matter if we arrive a little bit early. Jane: Why do we always have to be the first to arrive?
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may/might as well (do something)used for saying that you will do something because it seems best in the situation that you are in, although you may not really want to do it: Since nobody else wants the job, I might as well give it to him.
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