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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 partly true:

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)

“in a manner of speaking” in American English

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in a manner of speaking

in one way of expressing something or thinking about something:

His old self died, in a manner of speaking, and he was born again as a devout Christian.

(Definition of “in a manner of speaking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)