of a sort

of a sort

Having inferior, mediocre, or incomplete characteristics of something. He writes poetry of a sort, but it's nothing that will set the world ablaze. The office has a gym of a sort, but it's in such disrepair that no one really uses it.
See also: of, sort

of a ˈkind/ˈsort

(disapproving) (used after a noun) of poor quality; not what somebody/something should be: He is a poet of a kind.They gave us meat of a sort; we could hardly eat it.
See also: kind, of, sort