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in a manner of speaking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin a manner of speakingin a manner of speakingWAY/MANNERin some ways, though not exactly ‘Are you his girlfriend?’ Nicola asked. ‘In a manner of speaking.’ manner
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in a manner of speakingThe illustrations make dinosaurs come alive, in a manner of speaking.The stolen flowers had been, in a manner of speaking, restored.For all men are eggs, in a manner of speaking.And he is faithful to her in a manner of speaking.Well, in a manner of speaking.
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