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.
While for the sake of argument one may accept that giving chinese a chance to negotiate with Baloch militants was necessary given that Baloch fighters are reluctant to hold talks with the government of Pakistan.
For the sake of argument, let's ponder this issue from a different angle: If violent crimes could be nearly eliminated, and we all could be safe--but it came at the cost of complete submission to surveillance--would you be for or against it?
Even assuming for the sake of argument that this is not the intention of the Senate majoirity, the result of a decision of either a suspension or dismissal will have the same effect of weakening the opposition in particular and our democracy as a whole where dissent must be respected.
To be fair, I don't know if Munchkin was destined for wool production or the butcher's block, but for the sake of argument I postulate the latter, being the fate of thousands of lambs.
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that you wanted to start observing Shabbat, or Shabbat-lite, or a tech Shabbat.
For the sake of argument, let's say she fends off US Army Ranger by half a length.
For the sake of argument, let us assume that it is somehow problematic that these groups transfer money abroad.