in any case

This page is about the idiom in any case.

Meaning: You can say "in any case" before giving an additional reason for doing or not doing something, or instead of saying "anyway".

For example:

  • I don't need a car, and in any case I can't afford one now.

  • I can't go to the dance club tonight, and in any case I'm far too old for that sort of thing.

Quick Quiz:

I don't have time to go shopping tomorrow, and in any case

a. I'd love to go

b. I'm a bit short of money

c. I love Japanese horror movies

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Contributor: Matt Errey