for the sake of argument


Also found in: Idioms.
See: arguendo
References in classic literature ?
I don't exactly know (he has been dead so long) how many pictures he turned out, from first to last; but we will say, for the sake of argument, five hundred.
As to this case, if you will have scratches, we say that, for anything we know, you may have accounted for them, assuming for the sake of argument that you have not invented them
Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that you have a visual image of your breakfast-table.
Grimwig backed and confirmed nearly every assertion he made; and it was the more singular in his case, because, even admitting for the sake of argument, the possibility of scientific improvements being brought to that pass which will enable a gentleman to eat his own head in the event of his being so disposed, Mr.
Let it be granted--let us admit, for the sake of argument, that he did all this.
And yet, recently there was uproar about plus size women 'not being encouraged', so let's assume, for the sake of argument that these women are 'too fat'.
However, let's assume for the sake of argument that the genuine time-wasters, those with neither the real intention to buy your house nor the wherewithal to do so, have been weeded out.
For the sake of argument, had we become independent just before the banking crisis and were then confronted by the oil price crash, where would we be?
Then consider this: For the sake of argument, let's split the difference between the think tank numbers and say 8.
For the sake of argument the BCCI is a private body and is not necessarily representative of the Indian cricket team.
Pause for a moment to reflect on how the UK might look now had the legislature been relocated to - let's for the sake of argument say Newcastle - 20 or 30 years ago.
For the sake of argument, let us assume that it is somehow problematic that these groups transfer money abroad.