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in name only

having a particular title or name without the characteristics or duties that usually come with that title: It’s an island in name only, since it’s been joined to the mainland now by landfill.
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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.
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Translations of “in name only”
in Chinese (Simplified) 只在名义上…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只在名義上…
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