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in so many words

directly, or in a way that makes it very clear what you mean: "Did he say he was unhappy with Anna?" "Well, not in so many words, but that was certainly the impression I got." I told her, in so many words, to stop interfering.
Translations of “in so many words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 直截了當地,明確地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直截了当地,明确地…
(Definition of in so many words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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