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English definition of “in a manner of speaking”

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in a manner of speaking

formal
used for saying that something is partly true: She's his partner, in a manner of speaking.
Translations of “in a manner of speaking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不妨說,可以說, 在某種意義上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不妨说,可以说, 在某种意义上…
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