to that effect

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variants: or to the effect that

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used to indicate that the meaning of words is roughly correct even if the words themselves are not completely accurateHe 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 1 Oct. 2020.

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