so to speak

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of so to speak

used to indicate that one is using words in an unusual or figurative way rather than a literal way
  • We need to be all on the same wavelength, so to speak.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice : talk

  2. : to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally

  3. : to extend a greeting

  1. used to form especially nonce words denoting a particular kind of jargon


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