if you will

if you will

(spoken)
this is one way of saying this Someone recovering from a serious accident often goes through a period of emotional numbness, if you will. Well, a dictionary describes words but doesn't make laws, if you will, about their use.
Related vocabulary: in a manner of speaking
See also: if, will
References in classic literature ?
Or, if you will, like so many ant-hills of powder, they all stand before me; and I their match.
If you will not provide me with any means of doing so, I will walk.
If you will drink no more wine, let us have our coffee in the library, you and I.
I know of none of his plays that is of wrong effect, or that violates the instincts of purity, or insults common sense with the romantic pretence that wrong will be right if you will only paint it rose-color.