What does "might as well" mean?
"Might as well/may as well" are expressions used to suggest doing something, especially when there is nothing better to do or no other options available. It can also be used to suggest something in an unenthusiastic way. These expressions are usually used informally when speaking. In this case, you can understand the speaker as saying similar to "you cannot control something from happening, so you should just go with the flow (because there are no other options)." Ex: I have nothing to do today. Might as well take a nap to pass some time. Ex: We might as well just grab some snacks before the movie. There isn't enough time to eat at a restaurant.
Get more Native English Expressions >