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in other words

a phrase introducing a restatement of what has just been said. Henry: Sure I want to do it, but how much do I get paid? Andrew: In other words, you're just doing it for the money. Bill: Well, I suppose I really should prepare my entourage for departure. Bob: In other words, you're leaving? Bill: One could say that, I suppose. Bob: Why didn't one?
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in other words

said in a different, clearer way Does she have the right work experience and skills - in other words, can she do the job?
Related vocabulary: if you will
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in other words

Putting it differently, usually more simply or explicitly. For example, The weather was terrible, the plane took off several hours after the scheduled time, and then fog prevented their landing-in other words, they never got to the wedding at all . [Mid-1800s]
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In other words, the rush to citizenship started before the GOP-controlled Congress said its first word about immigrants.
If a private business were confronted with this problem, it might choose to out-source the work - in other words, pay someone else to do it.
In other words, it has no quality-control mechanism to prevent the buying and selling of answers.