Can you suggest some idioms or phrases for Be it good or bad? For example:

Be it good or bad, television has become an indispensable part of our lives.

  • N.B. It is dispensable. I dispensed of it.
    – d'alar'cop
    Feb 27, 2014 at 17:51
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    Be it good or bad is an idiom already.
    – David M
    Feb 27, 2014 at 18:15
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    That's just an archaic version of Whether it's good or bad. It used to be possible to use a fronted infinitive form of be as a mark of a hypothetical clause. In Modern English we use subordinating conjunctions like whether or if to do the same job. Feb 27, 2014 at 19:02
  • Could native English speakers teach me if "Anyway" is acceptable here? Feb 28, 2014 at 14:59

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For better or worse is used to say that something cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bad.


For vice or virtue. For virtue or vice.

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