in all/everything but name

idiom

: not in an official way but in every other way
Military governors ruled the country in all but name for many years.
Their marriage was over in all but name five years ago.

Dictionary Entries Near in all/everything but name

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in all/everything but name

in all honesty

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“In all/everything but name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20all%2Feverything%20but%20name. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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