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at least | at any rate (1)

This page is about the conversational phrase at least | at any rate (1)

Meaning

You can say this when clarifying or changing what you've just said.

For example

  • "When does Mario's train get in?"
    "One o'clock. Or that's when it's scheduled to arrive, at least."

  • "Is Josh a good swimmer?"
    "The best in the school. One of the best, at any rate."

Quick Quiz

Our tour guide said, "We'll arrive at midday. At least,

a. that's the plan."

b. we'll miss the flight."

c. twelve o'clock exactly."

Contributor: Matt Errey