having said that

This page is about the conversational phrase having said that

Meaning

You can say this before balancing or moderating what you've just said by adding a countering fact or comment.

For example

  • "What's she like to work with?"
    "She's great, but having said that, she does lose her temper sometimes."

  • "So he's good teacher?"
    "Yes, he is. Having said that, his classes can be boring, though."

Quick Quiz

"He's really cute, but having said that, I'd

a. like to meet him."

b. like to marry him."

c. never marry him."

Contributor: Matt Errey