much to be said

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much to be said

  1. Used to assert the defensibility or advisability of what follows.
    There is much to be said for a policy of caution.
    • 2013, Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      The British empire had much to be said for it, but it is over – dead, deceased, struck off, no more.
    • 1999, Gillian Brock, “The new nationalisms”, in Monist, volume 82, number 3, page 367:
      Why not think of oneself as simply thrown together with fellow citizens or conationals in the same sort of random way as a group of people might be thrown together in a life-boat? There is much to be said in favor of such a story.