in so/as many words

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in so/as many words

:in exactly those words or in exactly that way usually used in negative statements
  • "Did he say he wouldn't do it?" "Not in so/as many words, but that was the impression I got."

Word by Word Definitions

many play
  1. : consisting of or amounting to a large but indefinite number

  2. : being one of a large but indefinite number

  1. : a large number of persons or things

  1. : a large but indefinite number

  2. : the great majority of people

word play words
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak


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