in a manner of speaking


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in a manner of speaking

In a way; in a sense; so to speak. He was a fixer, in a manner of speaking. A man who could get things done.
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in a manner of speaking

In a way; so to speak. For example, He was, in a manner of speaking, asked to leave the group. [Late 1800s]
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in a manner of speaking

in some sense; so to speak.
Manner of speaking is recorded from the mid 16th century; compare with French façon de parler , which has been in use in English since the early 19th century.
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in a ˌmanner of ˈspeaking

if you think about it in a certain way: ‘Are they married?’ ‘In a manner of speaking — they’ve lived together for 15 years.’
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in a manner of speaking

In a way; so to speak.
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