ないまでも (nai made mo)
Meaning: even if something isn’t done
How to use the:
Verb-ないform + までも
Noun + でないまでも
Used in the case to indicate that although A is not capable of doing, at least or at least has to do the job B (the / the B is a subset of the / A) but although not, not as A but at least most are achieved as B (B means smaller than A).
Mainichi to wa iwanai made mo, shū ni 2, 3-do wa sōji o shiyou to omou.
It’s not as much as everyday, but I also plan to clean it 2 or 3 times a week
zengaku denai made mo, semete rishi gurai wa haratte kure.
Even if you can’t pay the full amount, at least pay the interest.
Zettai to wa ienai made mo, seikō suru kakuritsu wa kanari takai to omoimasu.
Dare not to say absolute, but the probability of success is quite high.
mimai ni konai made mo denwa gurai wa suru mono da.
Even if you can’t visit him, at least give him a call.
Yoshū wa shinai made mo, semete jugyō ni wa dete ki nasai.
There is no need to prepare the lesson first but at least listen to the lecture.