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in inverted commas

Used to indicate that something one just said is untruthful, ironic, or disingenuous. ("Inverted commas" is another term for quotation marks, chiefly used in British English.) We were "taught," in inverted commas, by the teaching assistant, but we did most of our learning independently.
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in inverted commas

BRITISH, SPOKEN
COMMON If you say in inverted commas after or before a word or phrase, you are drawing attention to the word, and showing that it is not an accurate way to describe the situation you are referring to. So, in what sense do you see the students as disadvantaged, in inverted commas? I think that the assumptions of some people were that we would take democratic decisions, well, democratic in inverted commas. Compare with quote, unquote.
See also: comma

in inverted ˈcommas

(spoken) used to show that you think a particular word, description, etc. is not true or appropriate: The manager showed us to our ‘luxury apartment’, in inverted commas.
Inverted commas are another name for quotation marks (‘ ’) or (“ ”).
See also: comma
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(ibid: p 56) The use of inverted commas here changes the meaning of the sentence.
As per their opinions, research scholars used deceiving tactics as under: (a) Paraphrasing, (b) Inverted commas, and (c) Partition of the paragraph to reduce similarity index.
In a world where we've become used to fairytales being slyly reimagined in inverted commas (see the Shrek trilogy, Ella Enchanted and Brave, for example), Branagh approaches the story with a straight face.
(8.) Single inverted commas should be employed for quotations, with double inverted commas for quotations within quotations.
The inverted commas around "pest" was to signify that while others who might be irritated by his well-constructed omnibus letters about Marina West, they did not include me.
Players have had to look at themselves, the manager definitely has; "supporters" (and I do use the term again with inverted commas for a reason!) and my colleagues in the media have continued to put their views across, piling on, sometimes inadvertently, more pressure.
She's calling it Alan Bingo: one sip of wine for every time he does his awful inverted commas finger bob; two for his team-building waffle and three for name-dropping.
"It's the only regulated - and I use that term in inverted commas - horseracing industry that doesn't have access by way of legislation ...
He said: "The fact someone would have been better using inverted commas does not mean his comments can be misrepresented."
"We will get married because we don't want our relationship to exist in inverted commas. That one word MARRIED is crucial because it defines our relationship" - Broadcaster Alice Arnold, civil partner of fellow broadcaster Clare Balding.
We are either told that "independence" (invariably in inverted commas) will be so similar in practice to the status quo as to be quite literally pointless, or else that "separation" (rarely in inverted commas even though it ought to be) will constitute a terrifying, earth-shattering change.
Anthem titles are sometimes in italics and sometimes in inverted commas: for instance, Zadok in index (p.
Indeed, it would have been better if your sub-editor had used inverted commas in the headlines.
London, July 6 ( ANI ): Using of hand made inverted commas for sarcasm has been named the most irritating hand gesture used in daily communication.
I expect you also put inverted commas round "with it"?