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in name only

If a situation exists in name only, it is officially described that way, although that description is not completely accurate: A large percentage of the population is Catholic, though many are so in name only.
Translations of “in name only”
in Chinese (Traditional) 只在名義上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只在名义上…
(Definition of in name only from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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