as it were Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “as it were” in the English Dictionary

"as it were" in British English

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as it were

sometimes said after a figurative (= not ​meaningexactly what it ​appears to ​mean) or ​unusualexpression: If he still ​refuses we could always ​apply a little ​pressure, as it were.
(Definition of as it were from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “as it were”
in Chinese (Simplified) 可以说是, 在一定程度上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可以說是, 在一定程度上…
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“as it were” in British English

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