that said

This page is about the conversational phrase that said


You can say this before saying something that seems to contradict, or be the opposite of, what you've just said.

For example

  • "My husband and I have been much happier lately. That said, we still argue quite a lot."

  • "The economy's improving. That said, unemployment's still a problem."

Also "having said that"

Quick Quiz

Which expression is closest in meaning to "that said"?

a. "on the other hand"

b. "in addition to that"

c. "as I was saying"

Contributor: Matt Errey