at any rate

at any rate
1) уст. любой ценой, во что бы то ни стало; при любых обстоятельствах (тж. at all rates)

The surgeon... pronounced that the wound of Bucklaw, though severe and dangerous, was by no means fatal, but might readily be rendered so by disturbance and hasty removal. This silenced the numerous party of Bucklaw's friends, who had previously insisted that he should, at all rates, be transported from the castle to the nearest of their houses. (W. Scott, ‘The Bride of Lammermoor’, ch. XXXIV) — Врач... объявил, что, хотя рана Бакло глубока и опасна, она не смертельна, если его оставить в покое и не трогать с места. Это заявление положило конец неистовству друзей пострадавшего, настаивавших на том, что его следует во что бы то ни стало перенести из замка в дом одного из них.

2) во всяком случае; как бы там ни было; по меньшей мере, по крайней мере

He was then a relatively unknown quality - to Roosevelt, at any rate - but he was beginning to establish the identity which later became so clear... (R. E. Sherwood, ‘Roosevelt and Hopkins’, ch. VIII) — Уилки в то время был сравнительно мало известной величиной, во всяком случае для Рузвельта; но уже начинала сказываться его истинная сущность, позднее определившаяся вполне четко...

He has improved somewhat in manners at any rate. (UED) — Слава богу, хоть манеры-то у него немного улучшились.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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