if anything
phrasal on the contrary even ; perhaps even <
if anything, you ought to apologize
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • if anything — ► if anything used to suggest tentatively that something may be the case. Main Entry: ↑if …   English terms dictionary

  • if anything — adverb : on the contrary even : perhaps even : possibly even despite reports, conditions had if anything worsened if anything you ought to apologize * * * if anything Used to introduce a contradiction or qualification to an earlier statement • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • if anything — {adv. phr.} More likely; instead; rather. * /The weather forecast is not for cooler weather; if anything, it is expected to be warmer./ * /Joe isn t a bad boy. If anything he s a pretty good one./ Compare: MATTER OF FACT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • if anything — {adv. phr.} More likely; instead; rather. * /The weather forecast is not for cooler weather; if anything, it is expected to be warmer./ * /Joe isn t a bad boy. If anything he s a pretty good one./ Compare: MATTER OF FACT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • if\ anything — adv. phr. More likely; instead; rather. The weather forecast is not for cooler weather; if anything, it is expected to be warmer. Joe isn t a bad boy. If anything he s a pretty good one. Compare: matter of fact …   Словарь американских идиом

  • if anything — used for saying how someone or something is different when you are not sure whether there really is any change or difference The situation is, if anything, worsening rather than improving. If anything, he looks younger and fitter than he did… …   English dictionary

  • if anything — if at all; actually …   English contemporary dictionary

  • if anything — used to suggest tentatively that something may be the case. → if …   English new terms dictionary

  • if anything can go wrong, it will — Commonly known as Murphy’s Law, this saying has numerous variations, and the concept was certainly known much earlier in engineering or scientific circles: e.g., 1878 Minutes Proceedings of Institute of Civil Engineers li. 8 (13 Nov. 1877… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • if anything should happen to — if if something bad should happen to..., if any harm should befall …   English contemporary dictionary

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