Idiom:  for all intents and purposes

Meaning

Idiom:  for all intents and purposes

  1.  in a practical sense, virtually
  2.  used to say that even though something isn't exactly true, it's so close to being true that we can act as if it is true

Example sentences

  • When you write a blog, you’re a “published” writer for all intents and purposes.
  • For all intents and purposes, you can say you're a lawyer once you pass the exam even if you don't have a job yet.
  • My official title is receptionist, but I'm the office manager for all intents and purposes.

  • For all intents and purposes, the Honda Civic is a Toyota Corolla or Nissan Sentra.

  • Except for the higher floor, the Park suites and the Avenue suites are the same for all intents and purposes.

  • For all intents and purposes, our vice president makes all the important decisions here.

  • Her last day isn't until the end of January but she's already retired for all intents and purposes.
  • For all intents and purposes, loading money on an app is as useful as a prepaid credit card.


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