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for the record meaning

  "for the record" in a sentence
  • Phrase: for the record
    1. (law) for the purpose of being recorded

  • [American idiom]
    so that (one's own version of) the facts will be known; so there will be a record of a particular fact. (This often is said when there are reporters present.)
    I'd like to say—for the record—that at no time have I ever accepted a bribe from anyone.
    For the record, I've never been able to get anything done around city hall without bribing someone.

  • [American slang]
    so that (one's own version of) the facts will be known; for open, public knowledge. (This often is said when there are reporters present.)
      I'd like to say—for the record—that at no time have I ever accepted a bribe from anyone.
      For the record, I've never been able to get anything done around city hall without bribing someone.

Examples

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  1. for the record, whatever i may have said about stepmothers,
  2. would you please state your name for the record
  3. but for the record, i was rooting for you to land him
  4. 'for the record, i'll call myself mr parker
  5. for the record, you don't see us smoking, alright

Related Words

  1. for the moment meaning
  2. for the most part meaning
  3. for the nonce meaning
  4. for the odds to be against one meaning
  5. for the present meaning
  6. for the rest meaning
  7. for the rest of them meaning
  8. for the rest of us meaning
  9. for the sake of meaning
  10. for the sake of so or sth meaning
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