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beside the point
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Definition: not relevant to the subject that you are considering or discussing; to be important in the current discussion

Explanation: Used when saying that a certain point or argument doesn't really matter

Examples: I'm afraid that is beside the point, I really can't help you. - His qualifications are beside the point. We can't afford to hire anybody at this time.

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