beside the point
phrasal irrelevant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • beside the point — or[beside the question] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Off the subject; about something different. * /What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it./ * /The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beside the point — or[beside the question] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Off the subject; about something different. * /What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it./ * /The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beside\ the\ point — • beside the point • beside the question adj or adv. phr. Off the subject; about something different. What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it. The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beside the point — If something is beside the point, it s not relevant to the matter being discussed or considered …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beside the point — index immaterial, impertinent (irrelevant), inapposite, irrelevant, needless, nonessential, peripheral …   Law dictionary

  • beside the point — [adj] not important extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, incidental, inconsequential, irrelevant, pointless, unimportant, unrelated; concept 575 …   New thesaurus

  • beside the point — IRRELEVANT, immaterial, unimportant, neither here nor there, inconsequential, incidental, out of place, unconnected, peripheral, tangential, extraneous. → point * * * beside the point phrase not relevant or important to the subject you are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beside the point —    If something is beside the point, it s not relevant to the matter being discussed or considered.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If something is beside the point, it does not relate to the topic or is irrelevant.     We need to know if …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • beside the point — 1. adjective Irrelevant, moot. His many charitable donations are beside the point. They do not make up for the fact that he stole the money to begin with. 2. adverb Irrelevantly, off the topic. Judges in the British law courts used to tell… …   Wiktionary

  • beside the point — See point I 1. 1) those accusations are beside the point Syn: irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant, neither here nor there, inconsequential, incidental, out of place, unconnected, peripheral, tangential, extraneous …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • beside the point — off topic, not related, irrelevant    The brand of cigarette is beside the point. Smoking is the issue …   English idioms

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