then again


then again
adverb
(contrastive) from another point of view (Freq. 4)
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on the other hand, she is too ambitious for her own good

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then again, she might not go

Syn: ↑on the other hand, ↑but then

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then/there/again mainly spoken phrase
used for introducing a statement that makes what you have just said seem less true, or that is the opposite of what you have just said

I suppose Elaine might help; then again she might not.

The hotel was awful. But then again, you can’t expect much for £20 a night.

Thesaurus: ways of adding extra informationsynonym
Main entry: again

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but ˈthen | then aˈgain | but then aˈgain idiom
(informal) used to introduce additional information or information that contrasts with sth that has just been said

She was early, but then again, she always is.

‘So you might accept their offer?’ ‘Yes, then again I might not.’

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