beside the question


beside the question
is irrelevant, is not related to the issue

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • beside\ the\ question — • beside the point • beside the question adj or adv. phr. Off the subject; about something different. What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it. The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beside the question — index immaterial, impertinent (irrelevant), irrelevant, nonessential Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beside the point — or[beside the question] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Off the subject; about something different. * /What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it./ * /The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beside the point — or[beside the question] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Off the subject; about something different. * /What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it./ * /The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beside\ the\ point — • beside the point • beside the question adj or adv. phr. Off the subject; about something different. What you meant to do is beside the point; the fact is you didn t do it. The judge told the witness that his remarks were beside the point.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beside the point — Synonyms and related words: adrift, amiss, astray, below the mark, beside the mark, beside the question, bootlessly, extraneous, extrinsic, far from it, fruitlessly, immaterial, impertinent, in vain, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • The Vatican —     The Vatican     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Vatican     This subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. Introduction; II. Architectural History of the Vatican Palace; III. Description of the Palace; IV. Description of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • question — [kwes′chən, kwes′tyən] n. [ME < Anglo Fr questiun < OFr question < L quaestio < pp. of quaerere, to ask, inquire] 1. an asking; inquiry 2. something that is asked; interrogative sentence, as in seeking to learn or in testing another s …   English World dictionary

  • question — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. problem, subject; query, interrogation; doubt, dispute. See inquiry. v. t. interrogate, examine, cross examine, quiz; dispute, challenge, doubt. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A query] Syn. inquiry, inquiring …   English dictionary for students

  • question — See: BEG THE QUESTION, BESIDE THE POINT or BESIDE THE QUESTION, BEYOND QUESTION also WITHOUT QUESTION, CALL IN QUESTION, IN QUESTION, INTO QUESTION, OUT OF THE QUESTION, POP THE QUESTION …   Dictionary of American idioms


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