Idiom: In so many words

What does 'In so many words' mean?

This phrase may be used to mean 'approximately' or 'more or less'. I think it may have a sarcastic connotation in that the individual listening needed 'so many words' to get the point. It also may suggest the effort on the part of the speaker to explain an unpleasant truth or difficult concept.

  • Category: General
  • Contributed By: Dianne Gillespie

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