in a manner of speaking


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in a manner of speaking

this is one way to say it so to speak “We should go south.” “So that means I should turn left?” “In a manner of speaking, yes.” She was, in a manner of speaking, not at her best – in fact, she was exhausted and had the flu.
Usage notes: sometimes used to suggest that something unpleasant is being described in a more pleasant way
Related vocabulary: if you will
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in a manner of speaking

In a way; so to speak. For example, He was, in a manner of speaking, asked to leave the group. [Late 1800s]
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in a manner of speaking

In a way; so to speak.
See also: manner, of, speaking