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 Dictionary entry overview: What does so to speak mean? 

SO TO SPEAK (adverb)
  The adverb SO TO SPEAK has 2 senses:

1. as if it were really so
2. in a manner of speaking

  Familiarity information: SO TO SPEAK used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SO TO SPEAK (adverb)

Sense 1so to speak [BACK TO TOP]


As if it were really so


as it were; so to speak

Context example:

she lives here, as it were

Sense 2so to speak [BACK TO TOP]


In a manner of speaking


as we say; so to speak

Context example:

the feeling is, as we say, quite dead

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