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    I read a piece of news about US .When asked about Congressional restrictions on the National Security Agency's surveillance programme,US vice-president Dick Cheney said that"the possible amendent,if you will,would be damaged."What does "if you wii" here mean,what is the completed saying of it?Thank you.

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    It means something like 'if you want to call it that'. It is a sort of concession, suggesting that the speaker doesn't fully accept it- in this case, Cheney is not in favour of the amendment and is more supportive of gay rights than the president.

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