so to speak
This page is about the conversational phrase so to speak
You can add this after you've said something in an unusual, amusing or idiomatic way.
- "What do you think of politicians?"
"They're all the same - all birds of a feather, so to speak."
- "How was your date?" said Anna.
"Great!" said Jessica. "He was a man of many talents, so to speak."
Contributor: Matt Errey