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"in a manner of speaking" in British English

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in a manner of speaking

formal used for saying that something is ​partlytrue: She's his ​partner, in a manner of ​speaking.
(Definition of in a manner of speaking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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in a manner of speaking

in one way of ​expressing something or ​thinking about something: His ​oldselfdied, in a manner of ​speaking, and he was ​born again as a ​devoutChristian.
(Definition of in a manner of speaking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in a manner of speaking”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不妨说,可以说, 在某种意义上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不妨說,可以說, 在某種意義上…
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