for that matter

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for that matter

As for that, so far as that is concerned, as in For that matter I'm not too hungry. William Congreve used it in The Old Batchelour (1693; 4:22): "No, no, for that matter, when she and I part, she'll carry her separate maintenance." [Late 1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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