at that

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at that

  1. In addition, besides, as in The seats were good, and quite cheap at that. [First half of 1800s]

  2. In spite of, nevertheless, as in Although I had to wait a long time for delivery, it was worth it at that. [Mid-1800s]

  3. As it stands, without further changes, as in She wasn't happy with her grade in the course but decided to leave it at that. [Late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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