having said that


1. in spite of something just said, nevertheless






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'Having said that' is a colloquial phrase usually used in conversation that means 'in spite of that' or 'nevertheless'. This phrase is used when you say something followed by something else which seems to contradict what you have just said. "I love Finland in the winter, having said that, it is very cold and the people are not very talkative."  This phrase is more likely to be used in social contexts.

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  1. I hate the hairs that dogs leave everywhere but, having said that, they make great family pets.
  2. The case against the defendant was well argued by the prosecution. Having said that, I don't believe that she is guilty.

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  1. I think having a presence as a brick and mortar store is very important, having said that most of our sales have been online in the last two years.
  2. I believe in the motto 'the customer is always right', having said that there are always exceptions to the rule.

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(beyond) reasonable doubt

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