see: right side of the tracks
- Other things being equal
Also, all else being equal. Given the same circumstances, as in Other things being equal, I prefer the green sofa. This term is a translation of the Latin phrase ceteris paribus, which was widely used until the 18th century, when it began to be replaced by the English equivalent.
[uhth -er-hwair, -wair] /ˈʌð ərˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/ adverb, Archaic. 1. . /ˈʌðəˌwɛə/ adverb 1. (archaic, poetic) elsewhere
[uhth -er-hwahyl, -wahyl] /ˈʌð ərˌʰwaɪl, -ˌwaɪl/ adverb, Archaic. 1. at another time or other times. 2. .
[uhth -er-wahyz] /ˈʌð ərˌwaɪz/ adverb 1. under other circumstances: Otherwise they may get broken. 2. in another manner; differently: Under the circumstances, I can’t believe otherwise. 3. in other respects: an otherwise happy life. conjunction 4. or else; if not: Button up your overcoat, otherwise you’ll catch cold. adjective 5. other or different; of another […]