Pop Question

17 Mar 2014 — As it were

 

How would you restate "as it were" in American English

catapult

She was pushed or catapulted, as it were, into Hollywood stardom.

 

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1.

She was pushed or like catapulted into Hollywood stardom.

2.

if you will.

She was pushed or catapulted, if you will, into Hollywood stardom.

3.

Change as as it were to so to speak.

She was pushed or catapulted, so to speak, into Hollywood stardom.

4.

Don't restate it; delete it.

She was pushed or catapulted, as it were, into Hollywood stardom.

 

catapultcatapult (n.) – a large weapon used in earlier times to throw heavy stones, iron balls; (v.) – to push or throw something very hard so that it moves through the air very quickly.

corny (adj.) – too silly and repeated too often to be funny or interesting

figurative (adj.) – a figurative word or phrase is used in a different way from its usual meaning, to give you a particular idea or picture in your mind

hedge (n.) – back away from,

pun (n.) – a play on words

stardom – the state of being a famous performer