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    So to speak?

    Is the phrase "so to speak" equal to "in other words"? If not, what is the difference?

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    Re: So to speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOEYW View Post
    Is the phrase "so to speak" equal to "in other words"? If not, what is the difference?
    Not exactly. "So to speak" means "in a manner of speaking" or "As they say"; "as it is often said".

    "Thank God (so to speak) I'm am atheist!"
    "I'm not exactly young. I'm a women of a certain age, so to speak."

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