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quote unquote

1. Used to report something said verbatim. Used almost exclusively in speech, as the word represents a set of quotation marks. The president said that he, quote unquote, would support the initiative fully.
2. Used to indicate that the specific phrasing that is about to be said is or may be ironic or considered by the speaker as misrepresenting reality. We were, quote unquote, taught by the teaching assistant, but we did most of our learning independently. The quote unquote healthy option in this restaurant is a salad filled with bacon and smothered in creamy salad dressing.
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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 or

quote, end quote

mainly AMERICAN
COMMON You say quote, unquote to show that a word or phrase you have just used is something that someone else has said. Even though I'm this big, huge superstar quote unquote, I have family problems too. A spokesman said quote, `a certain number', unquote of the men lost their lives that day. The book was given to several school libraries, and in every case a vice principal of the particular school took the book out and then reported it, quote, `lost', end quote. Note: This expression is often used to show that you do not think that the thing said is accurate or true. Compare with in inverted commas.
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quote — unquote

used parenthetically when speaking to indicate the beginning and end (or just the beginning) of a statement or passage that you are repeating, especially to emphasize the speaker's detachment from or disagreement with the original. informal
See also: quote, 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.
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