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quote, unquote

a parenthetical expression said before a word or short phrase indicating that the word or phrase would be in quotation marks if used in writing. So I said to her, quote, unquote, it's time we had a little talk.
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quote, unquote

  (British, American & Australian) also quote, end quote (American)
something that you say when you want to show that you are using someone else's phrase, especially when you do not think that phrase is true And to think he chose to practise law because it's a quote, unquote 'respected' profession!
See give chapter and verse
See also: unquote

quote, unquote

phr. a parenthetical expression said before a word or short phrase indicating that the word or phrase would be in quotation marks if used in writing. So I said to her, quote, unquote, it’s time we had a little talk.
See also: unquote
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You should always have a quote, unquote, equal measure of punishment.
Sounds kind of hokey, but I really do want to do it--put one in every SEC town and then I could possibly put something down in the Virgin Islands for a quote, unquote home office.
I would also add that the fact we are noncontroversial allows our magazine to reach a broad depth of readers rather than if quote, unquote, we were politically diverse.
1, they played a tough schedule - quote, unquote - all year long, and apparently we don't," Child said.
I think our quote, unquote campaign is to play well and to prepare great.
They're either the dictator, my way or highway, or a quote, unquote player's coach, trying to be friends.
Quote, unquote Sharapova, when asked if she heard a crying baby during her second-round match with Victoria Azarenka on Wednesday night, said:
Answer: I think there are plenty of other places I could have went and kind of had the quote, unquote, guaranteed spot.
A lot of people use that against us in recruiting, but if you look at the past several drafts, not only at quarterback, but offensive line and basically across the board, the quote, unquote, spread offense has been represented in the draft.
It's always nice to come home, and obviously I'm familiar with UCLA and the team and Drake Stadium, but it's nice to feel confident and comfortable coming back there with my quote, unquote new team.
It's an alternative to being - quote, unquote - a transient.
It's "so they can't be denied because they aren't - quote, unquote - family," said Greg Rikhoff, city senior management analyst.
I think the quote, unquote, illegal motor was a hindrance to us," McGhee said.
I think players who have gone through that tend to be better coaches because we can deal with the ups and downs of the game, whereas some of the players like the quote, unquote stars, can't deal with the mediocrity or things not working completely right.