What does BOTD stand for in emails and forums?

Benefit of the doubt

Someone who is giving you the BOTD (benefit of the doubt) is, despite some nagging uncertainty, willing to assume you're on the up-and-up. This person thinks it is possible you are lying, incorrect, or untrustworthy, but has decided to have faith in you anyway.

You're most likely to see people use BOTD in work emails and online forums, when assessing your (or someone else's) likelihood of being on the level. If someone is unwilling to give you the BOTD, you've got some work to do in your response ...


I'm not sure if your stats are completely accurate, but I'll give you the BOTD
Well, thanks for the vote of confidence I guess

BOTD stands for "benefit of the doubt"

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Updated June 7, 2023

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