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relatively speaking

On average; compared to other similar things. Considering the low expectations analysts had for their sales, the company turned a pretty good profit, relatively speaking. Jobs in the service industry provide—relatively speaking—great career opportunities for those who don't have a formal education or a lot of work experience.
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ˈrelatively speaking

used when you are comparing something with all similar things: Relatively speaking, these jobs provide good salaries.
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"But they have not gone up like lime, relatively speaking," replied the contractor.
Their hero of the hour, relatively speaking, was their top scoring batsman on the day, one C.
'Kung ikukumpara natin yan, relatively speaking, malamya at kulang na kulang ang tugon ng ating Pangulo mismo rito,' he added.
In 2017 it was a Welsh singer Lucie Jones, who had sung in the West End, who did really well, relatively speaking, coming in at 15th.
it will also be cause for celebration: a big northern Tory council scalp on a night where the party appears to be getting a bit of a kicking - relatively speaking - in some existing Labour-controlled northern areas.
"We used the term stalemate a year ago and, relatively speaking, it has not changed much."
That region's nearby ocean currents and (relatively speaking) cooler general climate make Casablanca ideal for pinot noir.
Just a short sentence, relatively speaking, and then a couple of years on parole.
To my understanding, after a certain dollar amount was reached (relatively speaking) visual quality was so subtle most could not detect it with the human eye.
While experienced figures such as Marc Wilson, Darron Gibson, Kazenga LuaLua and (relatively speaking) Jonny Williams have struggled with injury,Coleman has loaned youngsters Ovie Ejaria, Jake Clarke-Salter and Ashley Fletcher, and given more game-time to the likes of Joel Asoro, Josh Maja, Ethan Robson and Lynden Gooch.
While experienced figures such as Marc Wilson, Darron Gibson, Kazenga LuaLua and (relatively speaking) Jonny Williams have struggled with injury, Coleman has loaned youngsters Ovie Ejaria, Jake Clarke-Salter and Ashley Fletcher and given more gametime to Joel Asoro, Josh Maja, Ethan Robson and Lynden Gooch.
The collective results (boys and girls together) placed all Arab states below average, sometimes far below the mean international results, but, relatively speaking, girls were much better.
Temperatures will begin to warm up, relatively speaking, and by Tuesday, thermometers are set to read 11C by day and even 9C overnight.
This is a large solar project relatively speaking it will encompass several hundred acres.
analyst at broadband advice site Cable.co.uk, collate the figures, said: "Relatively speaking, we near the top of the table.