"so to speak"what does exactly this phrase mean

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"so to speak"what does exactly this phrase mean

Post by oceann » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:51 am

could you help me with the meaning of this phrase. i cant understand what it means in the following sentences.
The local Who shows the snow-topped mountains to the stranger Sells him, so to speak, the landscape
Very honored to be able to do that and I’ll “share the receipts” so to speak.

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Re: “so to speak” What exactly does this phrase mean

Post by Joe » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:22 am

You can use this expression to show that what you have just said is an unusual or original way of saying something.

It is like the expression “in a manner of speaking”.

“EnglishClub is my home, so to speak.”
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :-| " — Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

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