As it were

Definition of As it were

a qualifying phrase used to apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.

See also: as

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As broad as long
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As good as one's word
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As mad as a March Hare
As merry as a grig
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As the crow flies
As things run
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