to that effect

idiom

variants or to the effect that
used to indicate that the meaning of words is roughly correct even if the words themselves are not completely accurate
He said more time was needed to reach a decision, or words to that effect.

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“To that effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20that%20effect. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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