Does it mean, but that is not what I am trying to point out? That is only a trivia, what I am trying to say is something else.

  • If you type in 'beside the point' as a search in this site, you will find lots of usages of it. Look as some of them, and if you have not got a clear idea of the meaning after that, cut one out and paste it into your question.
    – JavaLatte
    Apr 16 '16 at 15:06

"Beside the point" is an idiom meaning that what the person just said is irrelevant, out of context, or not important to the topic being discussed.


A: Those tacos have red shells. Yuck! B: That's beside the point. I ate the tacos earlier and they taste the same, even though their shells are a weird color.

  • I don't think your example really fits. Usually, the expression is used in an argument when one person brings up something that is irrelevant to the discussion.
    – zondo
    Apr 17 '16 at 11:09

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