HyperDic: if_not

English > 1 sense of the expression if not:
ADVERBallif notperhaps
English > if not: 1 sense > adverb 1
Meaningperhaps; indicating possibility of being more remarkable (greater or better / better or sooner) than.
Examples
  • "will yield 10% if not more"
  • "pretty if not actually beautiful"
  • "let's meet tonight if not sooner"

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