Definition of in a manner of speaking
- His retirement was, in a manner of speaking, the beginning of his real career.
- After the storm destroyed their house, they were, in a manner of speaking, lost at sea.
: a characteristic or customary mode of acting : custom
: a mode of procedure or way of acting : fashion
: method of artistic execution (see execution 1) or mode of presentation : style
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