if you will

if you will

A phrase used to indicate that what one has just said is an uncommon, metaphorical, or original way of saying something. Similar to the phrases "so to speak" and "in a manner of speaking." She's very kind-minded, if you will. I've never met anyone who thinks so much about how to help people. This arrangement will allow us to eliminate our debt and get back to solid ground, if you will.
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.
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