beside the point

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beside the point (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) 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.

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beside the point (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Irrelevantly, off-topic.
    • 1944, George Stimpson, A Book about a Thousand Things, quoted in Marcus A.J. Smith and Julian Wasserman, "In the Sheriff's Court: [] ", in Thomas G. Hahn (editor), Robin Hood in Popular Culture, Boydell & Brewer (2000), ISBN 978-0-85991-564-9, page 229:
      Judges in the British law courts used to tell lawyers who spoke beside the point or quoted irrelevant cases that they might as well say that Robin Hood in Barnsdale stood.

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