might as well | may as well

This page is about the conversational phrase might as well | may as well

Meaning

You can say this if you think, or agree, that something is the best thing to do given the situation you're in.

For example

  • "It doesn't look like stopping. Do you want to go home?"
    "Might as well. It's no fun being at the beach when it's raining."

  • "Let's take the rest of the pizza home."
    "May as well. We've already paid for it."

Quick Quiz

I said, "Let's go for a walk," and Sue said, "Might as well.

a. But my leg's too sore."

b. There's nothing else to do."

c. I'm much too busy."

Contributor: Matt Errey